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Matti Nykänen
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Nykänen in 2014
Country  Finland
Full name Matti Ensio Nykänen
Born (1963-07-17)17 July 1963
Jyväskylä, Finland
Died 4 February 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 55)
Lappeenranta, Finland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Personal best 191 m (627 ft)
Planica, 15 March 1985
World Cup career
Seasons 1981–1991
Individual wins 46
Indiv. podiums 76
Indiv. starts 130
Overall titles 4 (1983, 1985, 1986, 1988)
Four Hills titles 2 (1983, 1988)
Updated on 10 February 2016.
Calgary-1988
Matti Nykänen stamp
Matti-Nykanen-military-1984 (cropped)
Matti Nykänen in 1984

Matti Nykänen (17 July 1963 in Jyväskylä – 4 February 2019 in Lappeenranta) was a Finnish ski jumper and singer. He won five Olympic medals (four gold), nine World Championships medals (five gold) and 22 Finnish Championships medals (13 gold). He won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics, which made him one of the two most successful athletes at those games.

Nykänen died in the early hours of 4 February 2019 from complications of diabetes, at the age of 55.

Discography

Albums

  • Yllätysten yö (1992)
  • Samurai (1993)
  • Ehkä otin, ehkä en (2006)

Singles

  • Elämä on laiffii (2002)
  • Tää on mun elämää (2004)
  • Mäkikotka ja häkkilintu (2005)
  • Voitosta voittoon (2007)
  • Anna mulle sexii (2008)
  • Lennä Nykäsen Matti (2008)
  • Pomminvarma rakkaus (2009)
  • Jälleen joulu on (2009)
  • Tuusula mielessäin (With Teflon Brothers) 2013
  • Jokainen tsäänssi on mahdollisuus (2013)
  • Suomi (Yksi Totuus feat. Matti Nykänen) (2018)
  • Leipää ja vettä (2019)
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