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Skier Nick Zoricic dies at World Cup event

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Old 10.03.2012, 23:37
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Canadian racer Nick Zoricic has died after crashing heavily in a World Cup skicross race in Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland.
The International Ski Federation FIS said Zoricic died at 12.35pm Swiss time as a result of "severe neurotrauma".

The 29-year-old crashed directly into safety nets lining the side of the course after going wide over the final jump.
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Try here for the video. Pretty graphic, be forewarned.
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Try here for the video. Pretty graphic, be forewarned.
Thanks for that ( seen much worse! )
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Re: Skier Nick Zoricic dies at World Cup event

The only thing I can think of after seeing that, is that I hope he was no longer in pain before he died.
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R.I.P Nick Zoricic
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Re: Skier Nick Zoricic dies at World Cup event

What's really scary is that the crash doesn't look fatal at all. The famous "agony of defeat" sequence at the beginning of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" opening credits looks worse because the poor ski jumper (Vinko Bogstaj from Slovenia, at the time of the 1970 crash, Yugoslavia) keeps bouncing on and on. The bouncing must dissipate the energy of the fall. I'm sure the fact that Zoricic came to a sudden stop and did NOT bounce away is part of the reason why his crash was fatal.
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Sara Burke and now Nick Zoricic Sad season for Canada ski team
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What's really scary is that the crash doesn't look fatal at all. The famous "agony of defeat" sequence at the beginning of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" opening credits looks worse because the poor ski jumper (Vinko Bogstaj from Slovenia, at the time of the 1970 crash, Yugoslavia) keeps bouncing on and on. The bouncing must dissipate the energy of the fall. I'm sure the fact that Zoricic came to a sudden stop and did NOT bounce away is part of the reason why his crash was fatal.
Too true. It's sometimes the simpler falls/crashes in sport, relatively speaking, that prove to be the worst. Condolences to his family and friends, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
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Re: Skier Nick Zoricic dies at World Cup event

My thought when I watched the fall is that the safety netting was largely responsible for his death - he hit the nets and bounced heavily out. If the net wasn't there, he might have been able to ski out. Does anyone else see it like that?

RIP Nick and condolences to his family at this sad time.
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What's really scary is that the crash doesn't look fatal at all. The famous "agony of defeat" sequence at the beginning of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" opening credits looks worse because the poor ski jumper (Vinko Bogstaj from Slovenia, at the time of the 1970 crash, Yugoslavia) keeps bouncing on and on. The bouncing must dissipate the energy of the fall. I'm sure the fact that Zoricic came to a sudden stop and did NOT bounce away is part of the reason why his crash was fatal.
Looks go me like a basal skull fracture. Skis stopped, he didn't. It's the reason racing drivers wear Hans devices to prevent the head accelerating forwards in a severe impact and snapping the spine or breaking the base of the skull. Very unlucky to have caught the netting that way - very sad.
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