Olympic precious metal medal successful high jumper who revolutionized the activity, growing the back-first technique that later on became regular practice. He competed in monitor and field at Oregon Condition University or college. His high jumping technique was fulfilled with scrutiny and was dubbed the “Fosbury Flop” because people believed he appeared as if a seafood flopping inside a vessel when he jumped. He was raised in Medford, Oregon. He required his platinum medal in the 1968 Olympics where African-American joggers Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously advertised civil privileges by increasing their black-gloved fists in the air flow.