New technique to win olimpics
At the 1968 Olympics, Dick Fosbury took the athletics world by surprise with an unusual high-jump technique. Instead of using any of the known jumping styles, he jumped arching his back and facing the sky. Fosbury's style was so surprising, an ad hoc committee was formed to determine the legitimacy of its use in the competition. The committee authorized Fosbury's jumping style, and he went on to win the gold medal, making history in the process. Today, virtually all high jumpers use Fosbury's style.