RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada’s Derek Drouin has won the gold medal in the men’s high jump at the Rio Olympics.
Drouin didn’t miss a single attempt en route to winning with a season-best jump of two metres 38 centimetres.
The reigning world champion from Corunna, Ont., won medal No. 14 for Canada, and the third for the track and field team here.
Mutaz Barshim of Qatar won silver at 2.36 and Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko claimed bronze at 2.33.
Bondarenko’s risky strategy didn’t pay off. He passed at 2.29 and 2.36 metres and tried to put pressure on Drouin at 2.38.
But Drouin cleared his first attempt at that height and Bondarenko missed his first two. He then took his last attempt at 2.40 and missed, giving Drouin his second Olympic medal.
Drouin won bronze at the 2012 London Games.
The Canadian Press
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