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The Agony of Defeat
Wide World of Sports
40th Anniversary Special

International ski jumper Vinko Bogataj became known as the epitome of "the agony of defeat" after his now-infamous tumble in a ski flying competition, but was that really the most memorable "agony of defeat" moment?

Relive Wide World's most agonizing moments by clicking on the videos below. Then cast your vote for the most memorable "agony of defeat" moment.

Tune in to watch ABC's Wide World of Sports 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday, April 29th at 4 p.m. ET to see the results.

Charismatic with Chris Antley up
Chris Antley saw his bid for a Triple Crown end when Charismatic pulled up lame in the final stretch at the Belmont Stakes.

  AUDIO & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

1970 International Ski Flying Championship
Vinko Bogataj tumbles down the jump, thus becoming forever linked with "the agony of defeat."
avi: 2304 k

Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

1971 Daytona 500
Maynard Troyer's #60 car crashes violently down the track at the 1971 Daytona 500.
avi: 1801 k

Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

Death-defying (1975)
Evel Knievel's attempt to jump 140 feet over 13 double-deck buses at Wembley Stadium fails.
avi: 1664 k

Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

1988 Winter Olympics
Dan Jansen, the favorite in both the 500 meter and 1000 meter speed skating races, falls in both events.
avi: 1466 k

Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

1982 Ironwoman Triathlon
Julie Moss battles intense fatigue and injury, and struggles to finish the 1981 Ironwoman Triathlon.
avi: 4334 k

Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1


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