High Jumper Dwight Stones clears the bar during the 1978 AAU Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium at UCLA..Dwight Edwin Stones (born December 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television commentator and a two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former three-time world record holder in the men's high jump. During his 16-year career, he won 19 national championships. In 1984, Stones became the first athlete to both compete and announce at the same Olympics. Since then, he has been a color analyst for all three major networks in the United States and continues to cover track and field on television...Stones set his first world record when he cleared 2.30 m (7 ft 6+1?2 in) in 1973 at Munich, Germany. That jump also made him the first "flop" jumper to set a world high jump record, five years after Dick Fosbury made that jumping style famous while winning the Mexico City Olympics. Stones raised the world record to 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) in 1976 and added another centimeter to the record two months later...Stones was one of the world's top high jumpers from 1972 to 1984 and has been twice named the World Indoor Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News. At age 18, he represented the U.S. for the first time at the 1972 Olympic Games, placing third in the high jump competition. Four years later, he was again third. He returned to the Olympics in 1984, finishing fourth after setting his 13th American record at that year's Trials...Stones attended California State University, Long Beach and is a member of that University's Hall of Fame...In 1988, Stones was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame.