View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/an-athlete-... When Dick Fosbury couldn't compete against the skilled high jumpers at his college, he tried jumping in a different way -- backwards. Fosbury improved his record immediately and continued to amaze the world with his new technique all the way to Olympic gold. Asaf Bar-Yosef explains the physics behind the success of the now dominant Fosbury Flop.Lesson by Asaf Bar-Yosef, animation by NEIGHBOR.
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