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Derek Drouin qualifies for the Rio Olympics in the high jump


IU sophomore Derek Drouin competes in the high jump event at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Drouin cleared 2.28 meters to earn the national title. IDS file photo and IDS file photo Buy Photos

IU alumnus Derek Drouin has qualified for the Olympics once again in the high jump for Team Canada.

Drouin has made it to the Olympics before in his career. At the 2012 Olympics in London, Drouin earned a bronze medal.

Since London, Drouin has had great success, especially on the world stage. In 2015, he won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto. At the World Championships later in 2015 in Beijing, Drouin won the World Championships. Drouin earned his gold medal after his other three opponents in the finals faltered.

At IU, Drouin won five NCAA Championships in the high jump. He won the outdoor national championship in 2010 and 2013, and won the indoor national championship in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Andrew Hussey

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