Matti Ensio Nykänen (pronunciation (help · info)) (17 July 1963 – 4 February 2019) was a Finnish ski jumper who competed from 1981 to 1991. Widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time, he won five Winter Olympic medals (four gold), nine World Championship medals (five gold), and 22 Finnish Championship medals (14 gold).
Feb 04, 2019 · Matti Nykänen, the Finnish ski jumping great who soared to unprecedented Olympic glory but struggled with alcohol addiction and personal chaos, has died at the age of 55.
Feb 12, 2019 · Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski-jumping great, dies aged 55 Read more Nykänen had an otherworldly talent but not the sense, or support, he needed to cope with the fame it won him.
Matti Nykänen, (born July 17, 1963, Jyväskylä, Finland—died February 3, 2019), Finnish ski jumper who was arguably the finest performer in the history of his sport. . He was not exceptionally fast down the ski ramp, and he had an unorthodox manner of jumping that did not help him in the style portion of the competition, but he routinely made perfect takeoffs and was able to ride on the ...
The famed Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen, who was dubbed the Flying Finn for his exploits, has died at the age of 55. Though he was famous in his sport, in his private life he battled alcohol ...
Feb 04, 2019 · Matti Ensio Nykanen was born on July 17, 1963, in the south-central Finnish city of Jyvaskyla. By his account he was 8 years old when he began ski jumping, in response to a dare by his father.
Matti Nykänen, arguably the greatest ski jumper ever to step into a pair of boots, has won the gold medal at the Unofficial World Championship of Veterans. Born on July 17, 1963, in Jyväskylä, Finland, Nykänen was eight years old when his father dared him to try a ski jump near the family home.
Feb 14, 2019 · Matti Ensio Nykanen was born in Jyvaskyla, in 1963. His dad, Ensio, was a milkman and taxi driver and mum, Vieno, ran a fruit and veg stall.
Matti Ensio Nykänen (vuosina 1996–1998 Paanala, 17. heinäkuuta 1963 Jyväskylä – 4. helmikuuta 2019 Lappeenranta) oli suomalainen mäkihyppääjä.. Nykänen voitti urallaan viisi olympiamitalia (joista neljä kultaa – kolme henkilökohtaista ja yksi joukkue), 14 maailmanmestaruusmitalia (kuusi kultaa) ja 22 Suomen-mestaruusmitalia (13 kultaa).
Helmikuun alussa äkillisesti menehtynyt mäkihyppylegenda Matti Nykänen kuoli pitkään jatkuneeseen haimatulehdukseen sekä keuhkokuumeeseen, Nykäsen äiti ja sisaret vahvistivat IS:lle. – Ikävä kyllä, Matin kohdalla sairaus oli ehtinyt aiheuttaa liian paljon.