Rhona McLeod witnesses a revolutionary new method of unearthing the next cycling star, while double gold medallist Shirley Robertson debates a return to Olympic sailing in 2012 and Katie Still hears from high jump legend Dick Fosbury
on how his sport saved his life.
He marveled, along with the rest of the world, as Dick Fosbury
unleashed his unconventional high-jumping style.
those in ruts tend to be accompanied by several others in the same, parallel, or intersecting furrows): Dick Fosbury
, the high jumper of the 1968 Olympics, the man who went over the bar backwards, not forward, as was the status quo.
I remember when the World and Olympic records in the high jump flat-lined until a guy by the name of Dick Fosbury
came along with an unorthodox backward flopping technique that revolutionized the event and sent the records soaring.
Which 1968 Olympic event was won by Dick Fosbury
with a radical new technique?
A particularly convincing example of this cited in a sports performance enhancement book titled The Mental Edge was the story of Dick Fosbury
, who was one of America's best high jumpers, and probably one of the most innovative as well.
raced across the infield, planted his foot, and leaped into the air, straining with every muscle to propel himself over the high-jump bar.
The Fosbury Flop (1968): The United States' Dick Fosbury
literally turned high-jumping upside down as he won the Olympic gold medal in Mexico City.
Legendary track and field Olympians such as Bob Beamon, Dick Fosbury
and Jim Thorpe will also be featured in upcoming spots.
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as a keynote speaker for the company's inaugural partner conference Sept.
After taking over the reins of the OSU program, Wagner's tenure featured standouts such as 1968 Olympic gold medalist high jumper Dick Fosbury
, and all-Americans Jim Barkley, Steve DeAutremont, Willie Turner, Tom Woods, Jim Judd, Hailu Ebba and Ed Lipscomb.
Top tennis players Novak Djokovic, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna, and athletic champions Sergey Bubka, Kipketer, Yelena Isinbayeva, Loroupe, Frankie Fredericks and Dick Fosbury
are some of the big names to be given the title "Champions of Peace" by the Peace and Sport Forum.
ATHLETICS: High jump legend Dick Fosbury
will coach some of Scotland's top young athletes at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall next month.
Every coach he ever had advised Dick Fosbury
to give up his self-invented high jump style and jump "the right way," using the straddle technique.
When high jumpers approach the bar at the Atlanta Olympics, almost all of them will go over the barrier backward, a modern version of the Fosbury Flop technique introduced by Dick Fosbury
in the 1968 games.