MEXICO CITY 1968Erstwhile
Few athletes can justifiably claim to have revolutionized their sport, but Dick Fosbury turned the high jump almost literally upside down. Where his competitors would employ the straddle jump, the Medford High School and Oregon State University graduate introduced the Fosbury Flop or ‘back first technique’. Though the sport was skeptical at first, Fosbury stormed to the gold in Mexico City and set a new world record of 2.24 metres in the process.
- Fit - Relaxed fit
- Colour - Whizzy White with red ribs
- Design - Stitched on felt
- Fabric - 100% organic and pre-washed Portuguese cotton
- Weight - 220 gr/sqm
- Origin - conceived in Belgium, born in Portugal