Definition of Fosbury, Richard in English:

Fosbury, Richard

proper noun

  • (born 1947), US high jumper. He originated the now standard style of jumping known as the ‘Fosbury flop’, in which the jumper clears the bar head first and backwards. In 1968 he won the Olympic gold medal using this technique.

Pronunciation

Fosbury, Richard

/ˈfɒzb(ə)ri/