Our Champion for Peace

DICK FOSBURY

Dick Fosbury is an American specialist in the high jump. An Olympic champion, Dick Fosbury became famous by popularizing the ‘Fosbury flip’ which is still the preferred technique for high-jumpers. Despite the difficulties he faced, Dick Fosbury remained true to his beliefs and resisted stereotypes and prejudices. These are the values that he wishes to pass on as a Champion for Peace.

age

72

pays

USA

sport

Athletics - HIGH JUMP

palmares

Olympian
Olympic Champion - 1968