Dick Fosbury

American high jump champion Dick Fosbury won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games with a jump of 2.24 m, while inventing a new style dubbed the "Fosbury flop", used ever since by high jumpers all over the world.
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( STAFF / AFP / Getty Images / October 10, 1968 )

American high jump champion Dick Fosbury won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games with a jump of 2.24 m, while inventing a new style dubbed the "Fosbury flop", used ever since by high jumpers all over the world.

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