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Dick Fosbury

Dick Fosbury (born March 6, 1947 in Portland, Oregon) is an athlete who, in the high jump competition in the 1968 Summer Olympics, won a gold medal by using a revolutionary back-first technique, dubbed the Fosbury flop. The flop is the technique used almost exclusively by modern high jumpers. Prior to his development of the flop, a variety of different techniques had been used, the main variants being the "Eastern Cut Off", the "Straddle" and the "Scissors".

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