Derek Drouin won bronze in the high jump event at the London 2012 Games after clearing the 2.29m mark to finish in a three-way tie for third. Competing in his first Olympic Games, the native of Corunna, Ontario captured Canada’s first high jumping medal since Greg Joy won silver at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
In his first Olympic appearance, Will Crothers captured silver as a member of the men’s eight crew. Heading into the London Games, Crothers had competed at three senior World Championships winning silver in the coxed fours in 2006 and bronze in the eight in 2011.
Mark de Jonge captured bronze in 2012 at his first Olympic Games in the inaugural K-1 200m race. The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia qualified an Olympic berth for Canada with his sixth place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.
Alex Despatie has been a recognizable face on the international scene since capturing gold and Canadian hearts as a 13-year-old at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. In the decade and a half since then, Despatie has become the greatest male diver in Canadian history, highlighted by a pair of Olympic silver medals.