Name: Dick Fosbury
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): High Jump
DOB: 3/6/1947
Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Medford, Ore.
High School: Medford Senior High School (Medford, Ore.)
College: Oregon State University
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (1968); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Mexico City 1968, gold (high jump)
Personal: First developed his signature “Fosbury flop” jumping style while attending Medford Senior High School...Attended Oregon State University...First cleared 7 feet during the 1968 indoor track and field season...Turned professional in high jump in 1973 and joined the International Track Association...Father to Kristin and Stephanie.