Nine years after London Games, Canada's Drouin officially upgraded to silver medal

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TORONTO — Nine years after winning high jump bronze at the London Olympics, Canada's Derek Drouin's medal has officially been upgraded to silver.

Ivan Ukhov of Russia originally won gold in London before receiving a doping ban in February of 2019. His results from between July of 2012 to December of 2014 were disqualified, including his Olympic gold.

American Erik Kynard was bumped up to gold, while Drouin, Mutaz Essa of Qatar, and Britain's Robert Grabarz now share silver.

Men's high jump was one of five events in track and field, canoeing and wrestling at the 2012 Olympics that saw results rewritten Friday as part of the International Olympic Committee's executive board meeting. The IOC rubber-stamped the results that had to first be adjusted by the International Federations involved.

Drouin, a 31-year-old from Corunna, Ont., went on to win gold at the 2015 world championships and 2016 Rio Olympics, plus gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Pan American Games.

His career has been hampered by numerous injuries the past few years.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

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