World champion Drouin delivers Olympic gold at Rio 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Derek Drouin

For the second straight Olympic Games, Canada’s Derek Drouin has returned to the podium, though this time he trades in London bronze for Rio gold.

Carrying a perfect card through 2.36 metres, Drouin was one of three jumpers left at the 2.38 mark. The Canadian made it while Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko missed.

Bondarenko then passed on his next attempt, forcing the bar raised at 2.40. The gamble didn’t pay off, as the Ukrainian missed, giving Drouin the gold on account of having a cleaner card. Drouin made every one of his jumps at each height.

Drouin now doubles as reigning world and Olympic champion, having secured the first title at Beijing 2015 last year.

Story and Photo from the Canadian Olympic Committee | Olympic.ca

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