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 (fŏz′bə-rē), Richard Douglas Known as "Dick." Born 1947.
American athlete. He won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1968 Olympics, revolutionizing the event by going over the bar head first and backwards in what became known as the "Fosbury flop."
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Noun1.Fosbury - United States athlete who revolutionized the high jump by introducing the Fosbury flop in the 1968 Olympics (born in 1947)
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The participants demonstrated how to take sitting and standing start, fosbury jump, hurdles and javelin throw amidst applause.
The arrests were made as part of Operation Fosbury, an ongoing investigation into the exploitation of vulnerable adults and children.
From a moonsault off the top rope to a Fosbury Flop over it, the former New Japan startook the assault to Gargano and spent much of the bout on top.
Or perhaps it was his compatriot Fosbury's 2.24-meter high jump, using the "backward" technique that was mocked at the time - but revolutionised the sport.
"But on the Sunday, it rained nearly all day, and I can tell you that doing the Fosbury Flop onto a mat when it's wet through is not very pleasant."
I wish this advice had been around for my close friend Caroline Fosbury when she lost her 11-year-old daughter Ella to a brain tumour.
Ayew's late Fosbury flop under England defender Harry Maguire's negligible escort was pathetic.
20, 2018, the 50-year anniversary of Fosbury's Olympic-record jump.
OCTOBER 20,1968--Dick Fosbury sets an Olympic record at the Mexico City games with a high jump of 7 feet 4.25 inches (2.24 meters), delivering the first American victory in the event since 1956.
IT'S the most famous leap in the air since the Fosbury Flop - and we could well see it again at Newbury today.