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The statue of Dick Fosbury, who died on Sunday, located outside of Dixon Recreation Center, pictured on March 14. Fosbury, an OSU alum, won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with his revolutionary high jump technique dubbed the “Fosbury Flop.”

OSU track & field icon Dick Fosbury, who forever changed the high jump, dies at 76

Ryan Harlan and Wes Flow, Sports Writer and News Reporter
March 16, 2023

Richard “Dick” Fosbury, the Oregon State University alum whose high-flying, hard-flopping high jump heroics won him an Olympic gold medal and two NCAA titles, has passed away at 76.  In a statement...

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