An athlete uses physics to shatter world records - Asaf Bar-Yosef

– Feb 18, 2014

When Dick Fosbury couldn't compete against the skilled high jumpers at his college, he tried jumping in a different way -- backward. 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.