1968: Dick Fosbury introduces the flop technique of the high jump.
1978: The last world record with the Western Roll is set in 1978. Previously the dominant style, most everyone uses the flop now.
The 2011 Outdoor World High Jump Champion and barely made the U.S. men’s team. It will be interesting to see how he takes advantage of this opportunity. @Jessehj1
The oldest of the three high jumpers at 35 years of age. He has been around for a long time and I would love to see him medal. @JamieNieto
A talented up-and-comer that has shown lots of potential to do well on the international level. He is young; it will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure. @Erik_Kynard
Photos by USOC/Long Photography