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A MOST SUCCESSFUL

WITH ONE BACKWORDS MOVE, DICK CHANGED THE FACE OF HIGH JUMPING FOREVER
Dick Fosbury’s unique ‘flip-flop’ style of high jumping led to Olympic gold in 1968.
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With this jump, Fosbury won the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics, reaching a height of 7 feet 4 1/4 inches on October 23, 1968. His revolutionary style of jumping backwards, known as the “Fosbury Flop,” soon became the standard technique.
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