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20/10/1968 Dick Fosbury sets an Olympic record in high jump

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Pioneers׃ The Fosbury Flop

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Olympics '08: Remembering the 'Fosbury Flop'

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Dick Fosbury Interview

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An athlete uses physics to shatter world records - Asaf Bar-Yosef

In Mexico City, Dick Fosbury won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record at 2.24 meters. His unique back-first technique, which gave him a much lower center of mass in flight, was marked as the Fosbury Flop, that is nowadays used by almost all high jumpers.
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