Canadian Drouin wins high jump gold

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Drouin is the first Canadian to win Olympic gold in high jump since Duncan McNaughton in 1932.

Canada's Derek Drouin won the men's high jump gold medal Tuesday night.

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim took silver with a best jump of 7 feet, 8 ¾ inches (2.36 meters), with Bondarenko taking bronze with a best jump of 7 feet, 7 ¾ inches (2.33 meters). He passed at 2.29 and 2.36 metres and tried to put pressure on Drouin at 2.38.

"I'm sure people are going pretty insane back home", added the 26-year-old, who won bronze in London four years ago.

When the bar jumped to 2.38 metres in the next round he knew he had a medal- it was just a question of colour - and he soared over the height, clearing it on his first attempt just as he had every other one.

"Canada has a pretty strong history in track and field so it's been awesome to try and find my place in history".

After clinching the gold medal, Drouin made one attempt, unsuccessfully, at the Olympic record height of 2.4 m.

Germany's Melanie Behringer scores from the penalty spot during a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Canada and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 16, 2016.

Meanwhile, De Grasse is on pace for a second sprint medal at the Rio Olympics, cruising into the semifinals of the men's 200 metres earlier Tuesday.

"When you grow up idolising people like that it's really, really hard to see yourself as one of them", he said.

"I don't get any extra points for having done that", he said, of his gold at the 2015 Beijing world championships and bronze from the 2012 London Olympics.

The semifinals are Wednesday with the final set for Thursday night.