Updated 6/7/12, 5:44 p.m.
By: Gretchen Frazee
Indiana University’s Derek Drouin has won a bronze medal in high jump at the 2012 London Olympics. Drouin, who was competing for the Canadian National Track and Field team, cleared a 2.29-meter (7.51-foot) bar Tuesday to tie for third with two other athletes, according to the London Olympics website.
Drouin is the only athlete with IU ties that has earned a medal in this year’s Olympics.
Originally posted 7/23/12
Derek Drouin is competing as a high jumper for the Canadian National Track & Field team in his first trip to the Olympic games. Drouin is the first IU high jumper and the 26th IU track and field athlete to earn a trip to the Olympics.
This past year, Drouin claimed his third NCAA high jump title and his fourth Big Ten high jump title. He was also named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year. Drouin’s trip to London marks the eighth consecutive Olympiad with a Hoosier track and field athlete competing.