Dick Fosbury, Who Revolutionized High Jump With ‘Fosbury Flop,’ Dead At 76

Dick Fosbury, the lanky leaper who revamped the technical discipline of high jump and won an Olympic gold medal with his “Fosbury Flop,” has died. Fosbury died Sunday after a recurrence with lymphoma, according to his publicist, Ray Schulte. Before Fosbury, many high jumpers cleared their heights by running parallel to the bar, then using … Read more

Dick Fosbury: The athlete who developed the ‘Fosbury Flop’ dies aged 76

The “Fosbury Flop” has been widely used in the high jump since Dick Fosbury used it Dick Fosbury – the man who revolutionised the high jump in athletics – has died at the age of 76. The American leapt backwards over the bar to win gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in a technique which … Read more