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As I grew into my body, high jump chose me.
– Derek Drouin
Growing up as a high jumper, I said if I could ever jump 2.40, I’d be pretty satisfied with my career. It’s definitely a barrier for high jumpers.
As long as I get a medal, I’m okay with sharing it.
I feel like I’ve changed a lot since the London Games. I was really young, and it was my first year on the international stage. I’ve matured physically since then, and I’ve become stronger, and because of that, I’ve gained a lot of confidence.
I’m not one that really soaks up the limelight. I’m OK with kind of escaping it.
It’s always fun to be the underdog and surprise people. It certainly puts less pressure on you.
High jump is such a mental thing. It’s you against the bar. It’s something that a lot of people struggle with, and people experience slumps and plateaus because of it.