Canadian high jumper wins bronze at track worlds

Derek Drouin of Canada reacts after competing in the men's high jump final during the IAAF World...

Derek Drouin of Canada reacts after competing in the men's high jump final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

CATHY DOBSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:49 PM ET

Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin continues to reach new heights, winning bronze at the 2013 IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

The 23-year-old from Corunna, Ont., also set a new Canadian high jump record at 2.38 metres.

Placing first was the Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko with a jump of 2.41 metres. The silver went to Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar with his 2.38 metre jump.

Reigning Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia finished fourth at 2.35.

Drouin also won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

Prior to leaving for Moscow, Drouin told QMI Agency he hoped to set a new personal best in Russia. “First, I need to worry about my PB (personal best), but definitely I want to stay on the podium,” he said.

Drouin also said he is looking forward to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Drouin has enjoyed an impressive season at the University of Indiana and is a finalist for the Bowerman Award, given to the top NCAA track and field athlete.

He topped off his collegiate career with a record-setting fifth NCAA title.

Drouin was also named Big Ten Athlete of the Year.


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