Derek Drouin is one of the world’s finest high jumpers, photo by PhotoRun.net
Drouin 238 over Barshim 234
EBERSTADT (GER, Jul 17): Final day of the 38th High Jump meet in Eberstadt saw as in last year win of Canadian Derek Drouin with his best of the year 238. He tied so his 2nd best mark ever and wants to repeat the last year situation. He won in Eberstadt and then also in Beijing. The same should apply now for Rio. Drouin cleared all heights including the winning one in first attempt in 9th jump of the day. Second Mutaz Essa Barshim tried all to win, after going over 234, tried once at 236, then 238 and also once at 240. Some 1500 spectators saw German Eike Onnen as third with 232, fourth Joel Castro from Puertorico and fifth Briton Robbie Grabarz both 227.