Fosbury Richard Douglas
Fos·bur·y(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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