Canada’s third gold medal has been won by Ontario’s Derek Drouin in the men’s high jump at the Rio Olympics.
The 26 year old Corunna native didn’t miss a single attempt en route to winning with a jump of 2.38 metres.
Drouin is the reigning world champion, having won the IAAF 2015 World Championship and is the first Canadian gold medallist in a field event since the 1932 Los Angeles Games when Duncan McNaughton won gold in high jump.
Mutaz Barshim of Qatar won silver at 2.36 and Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko claimed bronze at 2.33.
Drouin won bronze at the 2012 London Games.
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