The Fosbury Flop
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)
Mexico 1968-100m-TYUS Wyomia (USA) 1st, FERRELL Barbara (USA) 2nd, KIRSZENSTEIN-SZEWINSKA Irena (POL) 3rd.