Dick Fosbury who invented the Fosbury Flop has died at 76

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In summary, Fosbury was a highly influential competitor in the high jump, credited with revolutionizing the event through his "Fosbury flop" technique. After his career in sports, he became an engineer and remained involved in various sports organizations. His technique was so impressive that it even inspired others to try it in different events, such as the pole vault.
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Fosbury was known as one of the most influential competitors in the history of the high jump, as his "Fosbury flop" technique revolutionized the event.
After competing, he became an engineer and was active in various sports organizations.

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My sister, who competed in track and field, and I watched a telecast of Fosbury performing his graceful flop to win a pole vault or high jump competition. She raced outside to tell her friends and practice this astonishing maneuver.
 
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Klystron said:
I watched a telecast of Fosbury performing his graceful flop to win a pole vault or high jump competition.
He used the flop in the pole vault too? I hadn't heard of that...
 

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