Biography

 

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Few athletes have made their mark on their sports discipline in the same way as Dick Fosbury.

 

In the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968 he became a sporting legend by perfecting a technique for the high jump that became known as the Fosbury Flop.

 

It was a revelation! He won the Olympic Gold with a jump of 2.24m and on the same occasion entered into the hall of fame.

 

Richard Fosbury was president of the World Olympians Association from 2007 to 2011, succeeding the Hungarian fencer H.E. Dr. Pál Schmitt.


 

 
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