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Such were the Matti Nykänen-year worker - Risto Villanen, 79, recalls the colorful hand, and an amusing episode at the gas station: He spent hours
One of the late Matti Nykänen won the medals end up in times of jyväskylä Risto Villasen, 79, over.Watch this video Matti Nykänen career peak moments. IL-TV

the work by the city of Jyväskylä as a carpenter. He retired in December 1996.

I worked in Matti Nykänen with a total of three years in the 1980s. I had him as an odd-job, Villanen tell.

Nykänen worked for the city of Jyväskylä in the service of the outdoor area as an employee of the years 1980-1988, ski champion in 1988 and the extensive mountain ski center as a nurse in 2012.

Villanen telling of the 1980s happened, when Nykänen with things happen on the job. Villanen recalls the great sports legend good-naturedly, but says that as a laborer Nykäsellä there was another half.

– Matti was the world's best ski jumper. He's heard a lot of praise songs, but was he in other aspects, Villanen characterizes the former sidekick.

He was Nykänen 24 years older. Villasen workshop location Jyväskylä multi-purpose hall downstairs.

– Matti wasn't a very punctual employee. Punctuality and speeches are not kept. There was not one morning that he would become the seventh work, when the work period begins. He came Saabillaan half past seven or at eight o'clock sharp, Villanen tell.

Stung matt's running the country risto Villanen remember well Matti Nykänen apumiehenään in the 1980s. Mika Rinne

Some time Villanen and Nykänen differed from coffee hour at the Jyväskylä savela in the location of the gas station.

I Bought coffee and Matti take a cola drink. He saw a pinball machine and begins to play it. I was waiting for my time and rush things, I have to go back to work. Checkmate lifting only the index finger in the air, that one game, Villanen said.

Carpenter Villanen go sit in the car and Matti continued to play between his fingers, raising her.

I Left in the end to drive the multifunction to the house when the man couldn't stop gambling. Matti ran a multi function house about a mile distance, when he saw I left.

There he said to me, ”you're a fucking man”. Then he spent an hour. After that it continued normally, Villanen said.

bolts of search missed

villa sella was once work under a field of pallets, and täkkipultit went low.

I gave bob a single bolt model, that he get a hundred piece package Syrjälän warehouse. I waited and waited, but Matt didn't show.

in the End Villanen drove to the warehouse.

– wasn't Matt been reflected in the warehouse. The next day he came and asked that you still need bolts. I replied that there was no longer need. No, but taking care of that issue.

Surfing attracted matti Nykänen (1963-2019) won the jumping career including four olympic gold medals. In figure three gold to catch Calgary in 1988. IL-ARCHIVE

the Jyväskylän laajavuori ski jump cafe needed a new kate, and it came Villasen treatment. Handyman Nykänen position kate rolls on the roof and kicked them open.

Nykänen coach Matti Pulli came to the construction site and told that the next day, Friday, there were a japanese and a German film crew. They wanted to portray the master jumper to normal work.

– Pulli swear that we would place at 12: 00. I'm coming up a little earlier on the scene. Pulli came to ask that whether Nykänen seen, but he didn't have a clue.

– Coach Pulli walking nervously back and forth. She called the police, fire brigades and taxis. Pulli asked to command the Matin broad mountain, if someone would see him, Villanen tell.

after Half an hour the scene was driving the suv and a description of the group began to erect the equipment.

– Cranky Pulli asking that where Nykänen is. One of the japanese jumping flat feet Pullin the front.

a description of the group waited a few hours, collected their tools and went away. Monday Nykänen arrived at the site to eight in the morning.

– Matti told reporters that on Friday an acquaintance drove against him, and the new surfboard was on the car roof. The boys decided to go to try it Säynätsaloon. Matti did what he wanted, Villanen says with a laugh.

to Give their medals matti nykänen of obtained medals is Risto Villasen treasure, although nykänen for the prize didn't seem to mean much. Villanen not going to sell it. Mika Rinne

Specific heat Villanen recalls the case, which Nykänen's medal ended up with former boss over.

it was in 1983. Nykänen had won the Central-European ski week and lentomäen world championships bronze medal. In addition, he won the world cup overall competition.

in the Summer Nykänen won Kanderstegissä in Switzerland, the international ski jumping contest. The awards ceremony was Sunday night, but a Finnair flight to Finland left Zurich already in the past.

– Nykänen need to leave for reasons of time Pullin with before the award ceremony to the airport. A couple of weeks later Pulli came to the workshop and said that ”Matti, this is these awards”.

Nykänen having a brown suede leather-based box, and opened it.

a Medal was there on top. Matti said that ”he has so much of what the that there is you one”. Then he threw the medal over the table to me, Villanen describes what happened.

the Box was also a great diamond watch.

– Matti says, that I'm gonna keep this and put a clock on your wrist. I've never seen such a fine watch. Then Matti threw the prize box door next to the trash. I took a great box recovered and I gave it to my daughter jewelry rasiaksi, Villanen tell.

He intends to continue to keep a wary custody last February died in the ski jumping legend Kanderstegin medal.

– It is the memory of Matt, and I'm not selling the medals.

Risto Villanen recalls good-naturedly Nykänen, who did the work, and anyway what I wanted to. Mika Rinne
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