Track-field

Derek Drouin reaches season-best form ahead of Olympics

Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin cleared a season's best 2.38 metres with the Rio Olympics less than a month away.

Canadian high jumper clears 2.38 metres to secure win at Eberstadt

Rio-bound Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin scored a victory at Eberstadt on Sunday by clearing a season's best 2.38 metres. (Kevin Light/CBC Sports)

Reigning world champion Derek Drouin had a season's best performance in winning the high jump at Eberstadt on Sunday.

The 26-year-old from Corunna, Ont., cleared 2.38 metres, the third highest jump in the world this year, and the second best of Drouin's career.

The performance comes less than a month before the Aug. 5-21 Rio Olympics.

Drouin's Canadian record is 2.40 metres set in 2014.

He cleared 2.34 metres to win last summer's world championships in Beijing.

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