Dick Fosbury, creator of the ‘Fosbury Flop’ that completely revamped technique in the high jump, passed away at the age of 76.
Fosbury was a native of the state of Oregon and Oregon State athlete.
Bob Welch, former sportswriter and author of a biography on Fosbury, joined John Canzano on 750 The Game to discuss the life and legacy of the man known as ‘Foz’.
Sorry to report that OSU alum Dick Fosbury, who revolutionized the world with his backwards-over-the-bar high-jump style, died Sunday, March 12, after a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 76. “Foz” won an Olympic gold medal in 1968—five years after people laughed at his new style. pic.twitter.com/kheaurvSHN
— Bob Welch (@bob_welch23) March 13, 2023