CORUNNA (CAN): It was “Derek Drouin Day” at the elementary school Drouin attended while growing up, and where the Olympic gold medalist began learning how to high jump. Drouin is based in Toronto, but his family still lives in Corunna, where he returned this summer following his gold medal for a parade and community celebration. Asked if he plans to return to the Olympics, Drouin said that at age 26 he’s still young for a high jumper, and hopes to compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020. After his athletic career is finished, Drouin said he may go back to school and then work in a medical field. “Probably not a doctor, but hopefully to work with athletes,” he said. He is not planning full indoor season. Informs observer.ca.
RunBlogRun opines: Derek Drouin is one of the finest high jumpers of his generation. In my mind, after having watched his operatic athletic performances, his control of the competition is masterful. Drouin competes with some of the finest jumpers of the past thirty years, and he has focused his efforts at the right time, on the right day, and at the right jump! It makes for exciting athletics.