Mike Mason and fellow Canadian Derek Drouin both were successful in today’s Olympic Games qualifying round of the high jump in London. England and have advanced along with 12 others for the final that takes place Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight saving time.
Mason cleared 2.26 meters in Group B while Drouin cleared 2.29 meters in Group A. On advancing to the final Mason had the following to say…”It was a bit of a tough day technically. It took me a while to get going and find my mark. Getting my third attempt at 2.26m secured my spot in the final. I’m relieved and looking forward to it.”.
Drouin had the following to say about his qualifying performance, “It was stressful, I’m not one to have a lot of misses like that. I usually like to clear on my first attempt. I wasn’t that nervous coming in here, I’m not sure what was going on. I’m relieved to get through and excited for the final.”.