Apparently it was Fosbury who coined the term `Fosbury Flop` after a local newspaper described him as `flopping` over the bar. He thought the association with being a failure was amusing and offered it to a national journalist.
It`s disputed that Fosbury was the first to use the technique but like the Cruyff turn it will always be associated with when the wider audience first saw it.
Topic Originator: Parboiled
Date: Tue 14 Mar 10:50
My only “win” was a hurdles practice.
To my amazement I finished with nobody in front of me, only to turn around and see everyone laughing their heids aff..the gym teacher had telt us just to jump the first two and I hadn’t being paying attention..