GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - Derek Drouin didn’t have a clock on it. But he figures it has to be some kind of a Games track and field record for Canada.
“We just got four medals in a matter of two minutes, I think,” said the high jumper of what happened in Hampden Park Stadium at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday evening.
Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and silver at last year’s IAAF world championships, won Commonwealth gold with Canadian teammate Mike Mason of Abbortsford, B.C., claiming silver.
Just as the high jump event ended Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., and Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont. left the blocks for the 800 metres to complete the women’s heptathlon.
“And the national anthem for Jim Steacy’s gold medal from last night played just before my last attempt. I said ‘If this isn’t going to get me pumped up, I don’t know what will. It was a pretty special few minutes there,” said Drouin of the Lethbridge hammer-thrower’s time on the podium in the evening.