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The Fosbury Flop

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America's Richard Fosbury wins the gold medal in the high jump at the Mexico City Olympics, reaching a height of 7 feet 4 1/4 inches, 23rd October 1968. His revolutionary style of jumping backwards, known as the 'Fosbury Flop', soon became the standard technique. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10/23/1968 12:00:00 AM


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