28 years after the Finnish athlete Matti Nykänen let up, regarded him still as the world's largest. He is dead now, at the age of 55, lit the relatives of the hopper to the Finnish newspaper Seiska on Monday.HAPPY WINNER: In 1982, during the world ski CHAMPIONSHIP in Oslo, won the Matti Nykänen especially ski jumping, large hill. Photo: Erik Thorberg / NTB scanpix Show more
- He achieved all one could achieve in a relatively young age, sums up the Norwegian hoppsjefen Clas Brede Bråthen in the day Monday to NTB.Matti Nykänen is dead Seiersrekka
In the 1980s, delivered Nykänen jumps-achievements that no one could impersonate. When he let up he could look back on a uforliknelig winning streak:
Five olympic medals (including four gold), nine world CHAMPIONSHIP medals and 13 Finnish championship.
He had a chance also to win 46 verdenscuprenn in the course of the nine active seasons.
Matti Nykänen was the first and only athlete who have won all five of hoppsportens store: Gold in the winter OLYMPICS, world cup, skiflygings world cup, the world cup (four times) and Hoppuka (two times).SONG DURING the world cup: During the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Lahti in 2017 song Matti Nykänen with his band at a club. Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB scanpix Show more
At home, it did considerably worse, especially after he, as a 28-year-old, in 1991, gave himself as hopper.HOPPLEGENDE: This is Arne Scheies tribute to Matti Nykänen. Video: Arne Scheie / NRK Show more Scandals and alcohol
Nykänens private life was characterized by an almost endless series of scandals.
Also it can, at least in part, be summarized by the numbers: Five marriages says a lot about a life with equally devastating lows as highs.FARRIS ON the BOTTLE: It was farris on the bottle to skihopplegenden Matti Nykänen when he in 2006 was in Oslo to promote the Finnish tragikomedien "Matti". Photo: Heiko Junge / SCANPIX . Show more
Many of them talked about alcohol, but also - for example - about the violence and stripping.
The few oppturene acted among other things, whether a popkarriere, who in 1992 gave him a gold record with 25000 records sold.
When the Newspaper interviewed him on Gran Canaria in 2017, was alcohol a topic which is difficult to be passed in silence.
oh, yes ... Now we go over to this theme, sighed hopplegenden.
- What shall I say? My relationship to alcohol, I can say that it is good. Or bad, anything. So ... It is under control. No problem, black Nykänen.
the Story he told was classic: About to drink because he was afraid of the people, about "self-esteem" drinking gave him, about the pressure from the surroundings in a country that did not get enough neither of Nykänen or alcohol.
Dagbladet interview was no exception:
Fancy a drink, Matti, cried a man who recognized him.- Hell is not as bad as my life was the Newspaper Plus