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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

LA Times Article Profiles Dick Fosbury

Dick Fosbury never intended to turn high jumping on its head. Leaving an indelible mark on the sport of track and field was not his mission.

"I certainly didn't set out to change the world," says the accidental revolutionary, who in the 1960s not only introduced a then-radical high-jumping technique that would change the event forever but also coined a catchy name for it: the Fosbury Flop. "I was just trying to figure out a way to jump a little higher for my own self."

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