I always felt that was a little creepy. The guy's name is Vinko Bogataj. They continued the competition when they shouldn't have because heavy snow had made the ramp too fast. He realized that and was trying to slow down to stop by lowering his center of gravity when he lost control. He suffered a concussion and such a case of nerves that he was never again competitive in international sports.
How nice of ABC to exploit someone's career-ending accident for bucks.