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Canada's Derek Drouin wins bronze in men's high jump at London Olympics

Canada's Derek Drouin clears the bar in the men's high jump final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 07, 2012 - 3:43 PM

LONDON - Derek Drouin has won Canada's first track and field medal at the London Olympics.

The Corunna, Ont., native won bronze in men's high jump on Tuesday, finishing in a three-way tie with Britain's Robert Grabarz and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim.

All three cleared 2.29 metres.

Canada now has 11 medals at the Games.

Meanwhile, Canada will have two entries in the women's final of the 100-metre hurdles.

Calgary's Jessica Zelinka finished second in her heat with a time of 12.66 seconds to automatically qualify for the final later Tuesday.

Phylicia George of Markham, Ont., also made the final after finishing third in her heat with a personal best time of 12.65 seconds.

Nikkita Holder of Pickering, Ont., was sixth in her heat with a time of 12.93 but failed to advance.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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