28. February 1982 to ensure that the ski jumping Finland never was the same again. Thick as thick as pea soup in the middle of the holmenkollen's suurmäen down the income slope, landed on the Matti Nykänen took his career first world championship gold medal and wrote his name in the ski jumping star map.
Particularly well that day, I remember the evening paper for working with Jari Rahikainen . From that day began a whole Nykänen's career-long joint trip. Rahikainen is reportedly the only european journalist, who has been there all Nykänen MM and olympiakultia time.
As you might guess, the tabloids supplier and their own paths through the hill virtuoso common journey wasn't always a bed of roses. But colorful it was - and colorfully also started.
the Case continued to image after.Matti Nykänen is a non-existent language skills because I didn't want to face the king of Norway alone. AOP”Rahikainen says!”
When Nykänen had washed the Norwegian chief competitor, the home of the hill jump to the Olav Hansson , of 2.8 points, wanted to hansson's famous namesake offers nykänen for honest congratulations. The king of norway Olavi V cared nykänen for his box his.
Rahikainen remember Nykänen reaction carefully:
– Matti said right away that I'm not alone - Rahikainen!
Nykänen terrified to go to the king alone, for he's not at that stage yielded to no other than homely Finnish language. Rahikaisen according to the income only was going to happen the hard way, the press card when no king had any issue.
– the order of man tears me to the left, John to the right, Rahikainen recalls laughing.
– education sweden I explained that Matti does not come on, when does not know the language. Then it was over and we were in the king's box.
the Case continued to image after.king of Norway Olav V was faced with Matti Nykänen in 1982. AOP”Tack till save the king”
television pictures of the store so unlikely bunch, that it brings almost mind Hake gold fever, the Finnish pöhköhuumorin classic. The king of norway, language-skilled ski jumper, school Swedish tacks to the young reporter monkey Adidas-beanie - quite a trio.
It was a quick visit, maybe one and a half-two minutes. Matti I tore there. Fortunately, high school in sweden was not my worst subject, Rahikainen update.
Rahikainen recall quite accurately the words that peculiar triad with each other.
King Stephen said that it was a great jump, which I didn't see you. Congratulations to the young world champion!
– Matti asked that what the hell I'm supposed to say. I said then, that tack till save the king (thanks the king).
Olav V was the king of Norway in 1991, until his death. Also he had in his youth ski jumping. Kesäisemmässä bread of its type sailing in the king won no less than olympic gold in Amsterdam 1928.