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Mexico 1968-KIRSZENSTEIN-SZEWINSKA I. (POL) 1st, COBIAN HECHEVARRIA M. (CUB) 2nd, MORRIS U. (JAM) 3rd.
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Mexico 1968-100m-TYUS Wyomia (USA) 1st, FERRELL Barbara (USA) 2nd, KIRSZENSTEIN-SZEWINSKA Irena (POL) 3rd.
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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)
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Mexico 1968-BEAMON Robert (USA) 1st.
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Mexico 1968-BEAMON Robert "Bob" (USA) 1st, just after his jump.
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Mexico 1968-Opening ceremony: Enriqueta BASILIO SOTELO(MEX) climbing the stairs with the Olympic torch.
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