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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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1Has a son and a daughter.
2After his athletic career, he has pursued a career in singing.
3Has twice been voted best athlete in Finland (1985 & 1988).
4The movie Matis - pragaro didvyris (2006) is based on his life.
5One 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 sanoin2016Documentary performer: "Vain mäkimies voi tietää sen", "V-tyyli", "Samaa nauhaa", "Mäkikotka ja häkkilintu"
Lamastalgia2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Matti2006performer: "V-tyyli", "Kingi", "Samaa nauhaa", "Yllätysten yö"



Supertähdet2017TV SeriesHimself
Yökylässä Maria Veitola2017TV SeriesHimself
Haapasalo ja kaverit2017TV SeriesHimself
Enbuske, Veitola & Salminen2016TV SeriesHimself
Matti Nykänen - omin sanoin2016DocumentaryHimself
Enbuske & Linnanahde Crew2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Myyntimies Jethro2014TV SeriesHimself
Posse2014TV SeriesHimself
Hjalliksen kanssa2013TV SeriesHimself
Nykäsen Matti2012TV SeriesHimself
Mansikkapaikka2011TV SeriesHimself
Korkojen kera2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ajankohtainen kakkonen2010TV SeriesHimself
Maria!2009TV SeriesHimself
Suomen Pelkokerroin2009TV SeriesHimself
Se on siinä2008TV SeriesHimself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience2006TV SeriesHimself
Ruben & Joonas2005TV SeriesHimself
Speden spelit1998TV SeriesHimself
Tuttu juttu1998TV SeriesHimself
Rockstop!1992TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee

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Lamastalgia2010TV SeriesHimself

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