Dick Fosbury

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United States athlete who revolutionized the high jump by introducing the Fosbury flop in the 1968 Olympics (born in 1947)

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2 wearing the laurel wreath logo of Fred Perry SPORTING legends who have worn Adidas include US high jumper Dick Fosbury, who won Olympic gold in 1968.
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.
A breakdown of the week two Patriots-Jets game included explanations of "the house of Plantagenet," high jumper Dick Fosbury and the Thin White Duke, aka David Bowie.
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.
Atletas como el canadiense Ben Johnson y el argentino Diego Armando Maradona, que dieron positivo en controles antidopaje, "jamas deberian volver al deporte activo", dijo el atleta estadounidense Dick Fosbury.
Legendary track and field Olympians such as Bob Beamon, Dick Fosbury and Jim Thorpe will also be featured in upcoming spots.
In the sporting world, every great has his own, winning technique: high jumper Dick Fosbury had his flop, Muhammad Ali had his shuffle, wrestler Big Daddy had his power slam, darts player Jocky Wilson had his five pints of lager.
CORVALLIS - Former Oregon State high jumper Dick Fosbury, a two-time NCAA champion and 1968 Olympic gold medalist, will receive the E.
What was the nationality of high jumper Dick Fosbury, famous for the 'Fosbury Flop' method of jumping?
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.