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Matti Nykanen


Finnish skiing jumper who earned five Olympic and World Tournament medals, but tarnished his reputation along with his violent behavior. He earned three yellow metal medals in the Calgary Winter season Olympics in 1988, linked for the the majority of any athlete in your competition. Regarded as much drinker, he was convicted inside a stabbing case in 2004, offering over 24 months in jail for this, and was repaid to jail once again in ’09 2009 after assaulting his wife. He previously a tempestuous romantic relationship with heiress Mervi Tapola, the few divorcing in 2003 and remarrying once again just a yr later on. Janne Ahonen was another, significantly less colourful Finnish Olympic athlete.

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Full Name Matti Nykänen
Date Of Birth July 17, 1963
Place Of Birth Jyvaskyla, Finland
Height 1.77 m
Profession Skier
Nationality Finnish
Spouse Mervi Tapola, Mervi Tapola, Sari Paanala, Pia Hynninen, Tiina Hassinen
Children Sami Nykänen, Eveliina Nykänen
Parents Vieno Nykänen, Ensio Nykänen
Star Sign Cancer

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1 Has a son and a daughter.
2 After his athletic career, he has pursued a career in singing.
3 Has twice been voted best athlete in Finland (1985 & 1988).
4 The movie Matis - pragaro didvyris (2006) is based on his life.
5 One of the best ski jumpers of all times: has won 5 Olympic medals (4 gold medals), 15 World Championships medals (5 gold medals).



Matti Nykänen - omin sanoin 2016 Documentary performer: "Vain mäkimies voi tietää sen", "V-tyyli", "Samaa nauhaa", "Mäkikotka ja häkkilintu"
Lamastalgia 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Matti 2006 performer: "V-tyyli", "Kingi", "Samaa nauhaa", "Yllätysten yö"



Supertähdet 2017 TV Series Himself
Yökylässä Maria Veitola 2017 TV Series Himself
Haapasalo ja kaverit 2017 TV Series Himself
Enbuske, Veitola & Salminen 2016 TV Series Himself
Matti Nykänen - omin sanoin 2016 Documentary Himself
Enbuske & Linnanahde Crew 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Myyntimies Jethro 2014 TV Series Himself
Posse 2014 TV Series Himself
Hjalliksen kanssa 2013 TV Series Himself
Nykäsen Matti 2012 TV Series Himself
Mansikkapaikka 2011 TV Series Himself
Korkojen kera 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ajankohtainen kakkonen 2010 TV Series Himself
Maria! 2009 TV Series Himself
Suomen Pelkokerroin 2009 TV Series Himself
Se on siinä 2008 TV Series Himself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience 2006 TV Series Himself
Ruben & Joonas 2005 TV Series Himself
Speden spelit 1998 TV Series Himself
Tuttu juttu 1998 TV Series Himself
Rockstop! 1992 TV Series Himself - Interviewee

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Lamastalgia 2010 TV Series Himself

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