22-year-old scores surprise silver in first major international event.
GOLD COAST, Australia — There was little doubt the Canadian flag would be raised during the decathlon medal ceremony at Carrara Stadium on Tuesday.
More surprising was the man for whom it was raised.
Capitalizing on the stunning elimination of defending Commonwealth Games champion Damian Warner (the leader through seven of 10 events no-heighted in the pole vault) fellow Canadian, and Games rookie, Pierce LePage posted a personal-best overall score to take the silver medal behind Grenada’s Lindon Victor.
Less than 24 hours after his attention-grabbing medal win, the 22-year-old is moving a bit slow, sore from a tough couple of competition…