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Oregon Athlete's Contribution A Revolutionary Flop

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An Oregonian revolutionized the sport of high jumping.  Now the “Fosbury Flop” is the only technique used in the sport. 

Register-Guard former associate editor Bob Welch has written a book on Dick Fosbury, “The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury’s One-Man High Jump Revolution.” 

KLCC’s Barbara Dellenback asked Welch how he chose Fosbury as his subject.

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Credit Submitted by Bob Welch.
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Bob Welch, former associate editor of the Register-Guard.

Note: A book kick-off party is scheduled for September 6th from 6-8pm at the Heritage Courtyard at Eugene’s Oakway Mall.

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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