AKA Richard Douglas Fosbury
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Track and Field
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: High jumper invented Fosbury Flop
Won the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics by high jumping backwards, 2.24 meters.
University: Oregon State University
Olympic Gold Medal 1968 (high jump)
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 1980
US Olympic Hall of Fame 1992
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