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Dick Fosbury, the man who revolutionised the high jump, passes away at age of 76

Dick Fosbury, the man who revolutionised the discipline of high jump, passed away on Sunday at the age of 76, according to multiple media reports who quoted his agent. Fosbury was 21 when he changed the discipline of high jump forever, thanks to an innovative technique that he called the Fosbury Flop – one which involved using a curved run-up and leaping over the bar with the back arched. Using the Fosbury Flop technique, the Oregon State University student won the gold medal at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games. “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that longtime friend and client Dick Fosbury passed away peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning after a brief recurrence of lymphoma,” Ray Schulte, Fosbury’s agent, wrote on Instagram. He went on to add: “The Track & ...