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Subject: Dick Fosbury: The athlete who developed the 'Fosbury Flop' dies aged 76

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/23 at 12:33 pm

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 became known as the 'Fosbury Flop' and is used by high jumpers today.

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