Fosbury flop


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Fosbury flop

(ˈfɒzbərɪ; -brɪ)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics a modern high-jumping technique whereby the jumper clears the bar headfirst and backwards
[C20: named after Dick Fosbury (born 1947), US winner of men's high jump at Mexico Olympics in 1968, who perfected the technique]

Fosbury flop

The modern style of high jumping in which an athlete jumps head first over a bar, with their back to the bar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fosbury flop - jumping over the bar backwards and head first
high jump - the act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar
Translations

Fosbury flop

[ˈfɒzbərɪˌflɒp] N (Sport) → fosbury-flop m

Fosbury flop

nFosburyflop m
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Barsham, who jumps off his left foot using the Fosbury Flop technique, left his mark on the London Olympics when he cleared a height of 2.
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Another example also includes American athlete Dick Fosbury, who won the gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics and drew the world's attention to his innovative high jump style known as Fosbury Flop.
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Inventor of the Fosbury flop technique used by high jumpers.
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The Fosbury flop is now the standard technique used by all.
It's not so much a story about betting," says Cameron, "more like the story of the fellow who invented the Fosbury Flop, how one man changed the world of high jumping forever.
He won the gold medal and set a world record with the Fosbury Flop, the style used by most high-jumpers today.
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