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Fosbury, Dick

Works: 9 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 112 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Biography 
Classifications: GV1073.15.F67, 796.432092
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The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution by Bob Welch( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1968, perhaps the finest US Olympic men's track-and-field team ever stirred the world in unprecedented ways, among them the victory stand black rights protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos in Mexico City. But in competition no single athlete mirrored the free-thinking '60s better than Dick Fosbury, a failed prep high jumper who invented an offbeat style that ultimately won him a gold medal and revolutionized the event. No jumpers today use any other style than his. Yet few know the struggles Fosbury endured to achieve his success, as he and Bob Welch recount in The Wizard of Foz. From the tragic death of a younger brother to nearly dying himself, from flunking out of college to nearly being drafted, Fosbury cleared far more obstacles than a high-jump bar. And even when he had seemingly made the US Olympic Team, he faced a "redo" that nobody saw coming. This book tells a story of loss, survival, and triumph, twined in a person (Fosbury), a time (the '60s), and a place (a fantasy-like Olympic Trials venue high in the Sierra Nevada) clearly made for each other. It is a story of a young man who refused to listen to those who laughed at him, those who doubted him, and those who tried to make him someone he was not."
A comparative kinesiological analysis of a skilled and unskilled high jumper performing the 'Fosbury flop' by Gene C Garrison( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Dick Fosbury americký politik

Dick Fosbury Amerikaans atleet

Dick Fosbury amerykański lekkoatleta

Dick Fosbury athlète américain

Dick Fosbury Atleta Estadounidense

Dick Fosbury atleta statunitense

Diks Fosberijs

Richard Fosbury US-amerikanischer Leichtathlet

Дік Фосбері

Фосбери, Дик

דיק פוסברי

دیک فازبری ورزشکار آمریکایی

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