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Olympic High Jump Legend Dick Fosbury Passed On At 76, Agent Reveals

Dick Fosbury, a Olympic high jump champion, who revolutionized the event with a different jump skills and technique that was eventually named after him, has passed away at age 76.

Ray Schulte, who is his agent was disclosed via Instagram platform on Monday.

The Olympic legend won gold in the high jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, where he jumped back first to clear the bar, a technique that has since been named the ‘Fosbury Flop’ and used by all high jumpers in the present world today.

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Revealing his the death, agent Schulte wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that longtime friend and client Dick Fosbury passed away peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning after a brief recurrence of lymphoma.

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“The track and field legend is survived by his wife Robin Tomasi, son Erich Fosbury and stepdaughters Stephanie Thomas-Phipps and Kristin Thompson.”

History has it that Fosbury’s gold and contribution to the sport earned him a spot in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

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