Legendary U.S. Olympic Track Star Died On Sunday

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By Andrew Gould Dick Fosbury, an Olympic gold-medal winner whose “Fosbury Flop” changed long jumping, died at age 76. His agent, Ray Schulte, confirmed Monday that Fosbury passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning following a recurrence of lymphoma. “Dick will be greatly missed by friends and fans from around the world,” Schulte wrote on Instagram. “A true legend, and friend of all.” Fosbury won the high jump’s gold medal in 1968 with his innovative maneuver. He’d arc his back toward the bar and flop over it, a technique now widely deployed by most high jumpers. “We will always be grateful…

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