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  Fosbury Flop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
American Dick Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jumping when he introduced the "Fosbury Flop" at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.
At the 1968 games Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jumping with a new technique, which became known as the Fosbury Flop.
In 1968 Fosbury won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) indoor and outdoor high jump titles and placed third in the event at the United States Olympic trials.
www.muhs.acsu.k12.vt.us /physics/HighJump/fosburyflop.htm   (314 words)

Fosbury came upon the Flop quite by accident, during his sophomore year in high school in Medford, Ore. He was a gangly kid and a struggling high jumper, sick of bowing out of competitions at five feet, getting nowhere but frustrated jumping straddle style.
When he Flopped his way over the bar at 6-7 to set the school record, Wagner gave in, though many others were still resisting it, including a prominent coach and a parade of doctors, who claimed that the Flop was a broken neck waiting to happen.
Fosbury cleared seven feet at an indoor meet in Oakland early in 1968, and jumped 7-3 in the Olympic trials.
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 sun valley guide : summer 2004 : Raising the bar — A man, the 'Flop' and an Olympic gold medal
Fosbury’s flop began with his right foot and he then twisted his body to travel over the bar head first, face up, backwards.
Fosbury began experimenting with his technique as a 16-year-old and over the next two years improved his height from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 7 inches.
Fosbury did go on to win the NCAA title in 1969 and place second in the AAU championships, but for all practical purposes his track and field forays were over.
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 CNNSI.com - SI Online - This Week's Issue of Sports Illustrated - SI Flashback: Being backwards gets results - Tuesday ...
The one who flops is his illustrious teammate, Olympic gold-medalist Dick Fosbury, who, with allusions to the teachings of Confucius and Lao-tzu, disclosed last weekend that he is going to quit Flopping for six weeks, because the spirit has stopped moving him.
Fosbury forsook the straddle for good, did 6'10" in his sophomore year and then, last season, as a junior, became the most consistent seven-footer in the nation.
Fosbury slipped on the studio floor trying to demonstrate the Flop, so the bar was lowered to 5'9", which he could have cleared classically.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /features/cover/news/2000/07/21/fosbury_flash   (2442 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The "Fosbury flop"--which other high jumpers claimed to have developed independently of Fosbury--consists of a curved running approach, a modified scissor jump, and a back layout; the jumper lands on his lower neck and shoulders.
Using the flop, Fosbury won the indoor and outdoor NCAA championships in 1968 and went on to qualify for the 1968 Olympic team.
When Fosbury arrived at the Olympics in Mexico City, his technique was greeted with skepticism by coaches and competitors, but the audience was captivated by the novelty of his jumping style, and by the end of the first day of competition he had successfully cleared each height on the first attempt.
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 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sports
Today, the "Fosbury Flop" is the standard technique for high jumpers from high school to the Olympics.
The false impression created by first observation of the Fosbury Flop was that the jumper landed on his neck, inviting disaster.
Fosbury said the answer lies in the fact that he was "a really uncoordinated and gangly" 6-3, 160-pound wannabe athlete.
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 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF.org - News
Dick Fosbury who revolutionized the world of high jumping when introducing what would be remembered as the “Fosbury Flop” has donated an autographed framed picture of his jumping technique to the IAAF humanitarian project Athletics for a Better World.
Fosbury's experiments began with him using the antiquated jump style called the "scissors," until his high school coach pressed him to use the "straddle," or "belly roll," which was then the high jumping norm.
Fosbury often gave clinics for young athletes, in which he explained that the "flop" involved landing safely on one's shoulders, not one's neck, as was commonly feared.
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 Mitchell and Company - Management Consultants "20 Times Faster - Dick Fosbury and the Flop That Didn't"
Fosbury won the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City by clearing 7' 4 1/4".
After the Fosbury Flop was adopted, the average rate of improvement was over 1/3" per year.
Interestingly, even when Fosbury proved that he made tremendous progress in high school, his coach in college at first tried to get him to change to the straddle method.
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Fosbury's technique began by racing up to the bar at great speed and taking off from his right (or outside) foot.
Fosbury cleared every height through 2.22 metres without a miss and then achieved a personal record of 2.24 metres to win the gold medal.
It has since been shown that, unbeknownst to Fosbury, the first person to use the flop technique was actually a jumper from Montana named Bruce Quande, who was photographed flopping over a bar in 1963.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=18061   (183 words)

 Fosbury Flop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fosbury Flop is a technique in the high jump that contrasts with the Western Roll and was first used by Dick Fosbury, whose gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics made it the dominant technique of the event as it remains today.
Before Fosbury, most elite jumpers used to dive over head first, or had their own specialized techniques.
When high jumpers perform this jump, they bend their body in such a way that it is possible for the athlete to clear the bar while his or her centre of mass does not.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fosbury_flop   (183 words)

 The Hindu : The Flop show
In his high school years the tall and lanky Fosbury was an average level jumper who used the straddle and roll style, which (along with the scissors method) was the widely accepted technique in those days without creating any waves.
When exactly the idea of the "flop" technique came to his mind is unknown but once he became convinced that he was on the right track he bravely disregarded the advice of many of his coaches and stuck to his guns.
It was in 1968 at the Olympic Games at Mexico that Fosbury put his method on show before the whole world and his stunning gold medal winning success in the face of a very strong challenge by the best jumpers of the day, finally silenced all his critics.
www.hindu.com /mp/2004/05/20/stories/2004052001080400.htm   (699 words)

 Part 16 of 20: The Story of Dick Fosbury at the XIX Olympiad
Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jumping with his innovative style, now known as the Fosbury Flop.
It is an understandable custom at the Olympics that when the marathon leader re-enters the stadium after spending a grueling several hours on the course, he or she gets the undivided attention of the crowd for the final lap.
Fosbury was about to start his run to the bar for the winning jump.
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 Flop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An abbreviation for the computing term "floating point operations per second": see FLOPS
Flop, a defunct 1990s era pop-punk group from Seattle
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flop   (108 words)

 The Fosbury flop technique presented in Non Famous section
Dick Fosbury, a young high jumper in the early 1960s, had trouble mastering the standard technique, called the straddle.
Dubbed the “Fosbury Flop” by a Medford, Oregon reporter, Fosbury caused a sensation when he won the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics, jumping a height of 2.24 meters.
The Fosbury Flop has since become a standard technique for high jumpers.
www.newsfinder.org /site/comments/the_fosbury_flop_technique   (536 words)

 ESPN Classic - Fosbury Flop dazzles crowd, earns Olympic gold
The Olympics marks the international debut of the celebrated "Fosbury Flop" and Fosbury delights the capacity crowd of 80,000 in Mexico City with his technique.
With the then-Olympic record already in hand, Fosbury attempts to break Valery Brumel's world mark of 7-5 3/4, but he misses three times at 7-6 1/4.
Fosbury gives the United States its 15th and final gold medal in track and field.
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 Galerie Jamileh Weber: Hanspeter Hofmann 'Fosbury Flop'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Jamileh Weber gallery is delighted, to present an exhibition titled Fosbury Flop with new works by Hanspeter Hofmann.
The paintings by Hanspeter Hofmann are often related to his background as a chemical researcher: his use of forms and lines reminds one of microscopic enlargements, organically grown cell structures.
In this sense the exhibition title Fosbury Flop* can be read as an empty word as well as conceptual: Backwards over the bar, the unusual way from abstraction to figuration.
www.artnet.com /event/57559/hanspeter-hofmann-fosbury-flop.html   (440 words)

 The New York Times: This Day In Sports
NEW YORK-Fearless Fosbury is a 21-year-old senior at Oregon State University with a major in civil engineering, two bad feet, a worn-out body, an unbelievable style of high-jumping head first on his back, a habit of talking to himself in midair-and a gold medal and an Olympic record.
Dick Fosbury had discovered as a schoolboy that by lowering his center of gravity by stretching out on his back he could actually jump higher.
Dick Fosbury using the "Fosbury Flop," a then-unorthodox head-first, back-to-the-bar method of high jumping, at the Mexico City Games.
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Then in the mid 1960 the fosbury flop or back layout style of jumping was evolved by Dick fosbury while he was a student of secondary school and in 1968 he was in the Olympic games with this revolutionary style and drought, this technique to the attention of the world.
The flop style of high jumping is best understood in all its phases if it is related to the eastern style.
Then since Fosbury, the majority of great jumpers have adopted his style and all have run at speeds greeter than those generally used in the western or straddle.
www.tripurainfo.com /opinion/sports/infrastructure/sports_story.htm   (461 words)

 Bates College | Dick Fosbury helps raise the bar
By late June, Belcher was coaching the high jump with Dick Fosbury, whose "Fosbury Flop" jumping technique revolutionized the event in the 1960s, particularly after he won the Olympic gold with a leap of 7-4 1/4 at the 1968 Mexico City Games.
Fosbury works just one track camp each year, and 2003 marks the 12th consecutive summer he's chosen Bates.
For Belcher, who has run his own day track camp for several years, the opportunity both to work with Fosbury and return to his alma mater was a double blessing.
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 TIME.com: The Fosbury Flop -- Jul 12, 1968 -- Page 1
He just may. Fosbury, 21, a senior at Oregon State University, has been racking up victory after victory this year with the most preposterous high-jumping technique ever devised.
Experts are at a loss to explain why the "Fosbury Flop" works.
Fosbury stoutly defends his style as being scientifically superior.
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 Welcome to FosburyFlop.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1968, at the Mexico City Olympic Games, Dick Fosbury won a gold medal in the high-jump event with a revolutionary technique he invented.
Until Fosbury, no one had thought to jump backwards over the crossbar.
Since Fosbury's inspirational victory, every competitive high jumper has used his technique, aptly named the 'Fosbury Flop'.
www.fosburyflop.net /welcome.html   (118 words)

 Sports:: ::
Today, the standard high jumping technique is called the 'Fosbury Flop', but it might well have been named the 'Fosbury Fluke'!
Fosbury persuaded the coach to let him use his own technique of jumping just for one high school athletics meet.
Fosbury's daring innovation which he perfected over the years, won him the high school national championship and later, two national athletics championships.
www.dimdima.com /sports/show_sports.asp?q_aid=45&q_title=Dick+Fosbury   (253 words)

 USATF - Hall of Fame
At Oregon State University, Fosbury first cleared 7' during the 1968 indoor season and became a surprise winner at the Mexico City Olympics by clearing 7' 4 1/4" for Olympic and American records.
He was top ranked in the world following his 1968 victory and in 1969 won the NCAA title before placing second in the National AAU meet.
After several years of controversy over whether the "Fosbury Flop" was safe, it became the standard jumping technique worldwide.
www.usatf.org /HallOfFame/TF/showBio.asp?HOFIDs=57   (244 words)

 Dick Fosbury
Dick Fosbury - Athlete, born 6 March 1947, The high jumper who came up with the Fosbury Flop
Fosbury, Richard - Fosbury, Richard high jumper Birthplace: Portland, Ore. Born: 3/6/47 Information Please®...
The Fosbury flop: an athlete's frustration led to a new style of jumping.(high jumper Dick Fosbury's unique style revolutionizes sport)...
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 USA TODAY Latest news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Never has an athlete flopped so magnificently as in 1968.
Dick Fosbury, creator of the "Fosbury Flop," revolutionized the high jump when he won gold in Mexico City with an Olympic-record 7 feet, 4 1/4 inches.
Fosbury's style: go over the bar backward, clearing it first with his head and shoulders, then snapping his legs over before landing on his shoulders.
www.usatoday.com /sports/century/102099.htm   (299 words)

 soulsoup » » The Story of the Fosbury Flop e-learning blog, elearning blog, knowledge management, ...
Imagine we are back in the late 1960’s and you are a high jump coach trying to convince an elite jumper to switch to the Flop.
It took 10 years for the Flop to be adopted and then it was only the kids coming up who had nothing to lose who adopted it.
This surely is the same issue that we face today as some of us talk about inserting conversation into organbizations.
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 NBA.com: FINALS 2002
Since defending O'Neal will essentially be a new experience for MacCulloch, the question arose as to what the Nets center had learned from the player thus far most effective against O'Neal -- the Kings' Vlade Divac.
"I did a little Fosbury flop in high school," MacCulloch said wryly, to little reaction.
The Fosbury flop is a method of high jumping, named after Dick Fosbury, who won a gold medal in the 1968 Olympic Games with his unconventional style.
www.nba.com /finals2002/nets_notebook_020604.html   (988 words)

 The Fosbury Flop awards 2003
These newest Pac-10 awards are named for Dick Fosbury, one of Oregon State’s finest student athletes.
The flopster broke the Olympic high jump record by clearing the bar with his back to it at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, leaving track and field traditionalists aghast.
Conversely, the Fosbury Flop awards are given to members of the conference that have flopped the most this football season, each of them breaking the bar on his way down.
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 Find in a Library: A comparative mechanical analysis of the fosbury flop and straddle styles of high jumping
Find in a Library: A comparative mechanical analysis of the fosbury flop and straddle styles of high jumping
A comparative mechanical analysis of the fosbury flop and straddle styles of high jumping
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