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Dick Fosbury

Full name: Richard Douglas "Dick" Fosbury
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: March 6, 1947 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Oregon State Beavers, Corvallis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dick Fosbury will be remembered more for the high jump style he perfected than for his gold medal. With his "Fosbury Flop", he completely revolutionized the event. Though now often called simply the Flop, many Eastern European jumpers call this style of jumping the Fosbury. While attending Oregon State he won the NCAA in 1968 and after his Olympic victory he won the title again in 1969. This was his only major post-Olympic victory and Fosbury turned professional in 1973, with limited success. Fosbury later became a civil engineer near Sun Valley, Idaho working with Galena Engineering. He also became quite good at swing dancing and would later marry his swing dancing instructor.

Personal Best: HJ – 7-4¼ (2.24) (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 2.24 2 2 9
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.03 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.03
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.06 metres 11T p 0 0 1 2.03
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.09 metres 2T o 0 0 2 2.09
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.12 metres 7T p 0 0 2 2.09
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.14 metres 1T o 0 0 3 2.14
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.16 metres 3T p 0 0 3 2.14
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.18 metres 1 =OR o 0 0 4 2.18
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.20 metres 1 OR o 0 0 5 2.20
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.22 metres 1 OR o 0 0 6 2.22
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.24 metres 1 OR xxo 2 2 9 2.24
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2.29 metres 1 xxx 2 2 9 2.24
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 2.14 0 0 3
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 2.14 0 0 3
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.03 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.03
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.06 metres 17 p 0 0 1 2.03
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.09 metres 1T o 0 0 2 2.09
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.12 metres 9T p 0 0 2 2.09
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2.14 metres 1 o 0 0 3 2.14
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