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Vinko Bogataj

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Vinko Bogataj (Slovenian: /ˈʋiːŋko bɔɡaˈtaj/) is a Slovenian painter and former ski jumper. Footage of him crashing featured on ABC's Wide World of Sports represented the Agony of Defeat. Agony of Defeat jump Bogataj competed as a Yugoslav entrant at the ski flying event in Oberstdorf, West Germany on 7 March 1970. A light snow had begun falling at the start of the competition, and by the time Bogataj was ready for his third jump on the Heini Klopfer hill, the snow had become quite heavy. Midway down the inrun for his jump, Bogataj realised that the conditions had made the ramp too fast. He attempted to lower his center of gravity and slow his jump, but instead lost his balance completely and hurtled out of control off the end of the inrun, tumbling and flipping wildly, and crashing through a light retaining fence near a crowd of spectators before coming to a halt. Bogataj suffered a mild concussion and a broken ankle. A film crew from Wide World of Sports was recording the
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