Drouin Punches Ticket to London Olympics
June 30, 2012
CALGARY, Alta. - On July 27th, Hoosier fans will see a familiar face when they watch Team Canada parade into the London Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. IU high jumper Derek Drouin punched his ticket to the Olympics by winning the Canadian Olympic Trials on Saturday.
Drouin cleared 2.31m (7-7) for the win, becoming the only the second person in the world to clear that height three times this season. The junior heads to the London Olympics along with second-place finisher Michael Mason, who cleared 2.28m (7-6). Drouin is the first IU high jumper to earn their way to the Olympics and the second Canadian Hoosier to earn an Olympic spot in track and field, joining hurdler Wes Brooker, who competed in the 1968 games in Mexico City. He is the 26th IU track and field athlete to earn a trip to the Olympics all-time, and his Olympic berth is the 32nd all-time by those 26 athletes. Drouin's trip to London will mark the eighth consecutive Olympiad with a Hoosier track and field athlete competing.
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