Derek Drouin Offical Web Site for Canadian World Champion High Junper
Olympic Gold Medalist

ABOUT DEREK

Born: 03/06/1990

Age: 25 

Height: 194cm

Weight: 80kg

Birthplace: Sarnia, ON

Family: Parents Gaetan and Sheila Drouin… Older sister Jillian is a two-time Canadian high jump champion and member of the 2015 Pan Am Games team… Older sister Alysha…

Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 9 but didn’t get into high jump until he was 15… When he was younger it was just another sport offered by his school; as he got older he became attracted to the pure athleticism it takes to excel and that you get out of it what you put in… Inspired to represent Canada in some sport after watching Simon Whitfield win gold at Sydney 2000 when he was 10… Outside Interests: Graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a degree in Kinesiology… Enjoys reading, movies, exploring new cities, and playing other sports (hockey, volleyball, golf)…  (Info provided by Canadian Olympic Committee)