at the beginning of February the 55-year-old perished Matti Nykänen Sunday of glory in a place that was for him, perhaps it dear.
the Jyväskylän laajavuori in Nykänen created skin the world's best ski jumper and was also itself at work hill the pit and the field manager role.
the city of Jyväskylä's director of Timo Koivisto equated Nykänen memory in his speech the kingdom's all-time greatest athletes.
– through their Achievements, Nykänen became one of the sport history of our iconic of the same series of Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Viren . The series, which the new name hardly ever comes. This position not later difficulties of life dimmed, Koivisto stressed in his speech.
– Matti Nykänen is unquestionably the world's all-time best ski jumper. The success of the year, hit to a time when sports success was the finns more in the whole national thing, Koivisto referred to the time when all sports fans followed the television of the same events.
after the Speech held a minute's silence. Wide of a mountain on a windy ski jumping in the area were over a hundred people. Part of the scene of wiping his tears.
the Case continued to image after theJyväskylä mayor Timo Koivisto kept the eulogy. ALEKSIS ÄRJEPatsashanke tailwind
Matti Nykänen interest value has been in recent weeks familiar the athlete was born, the city's mayor.
– any other issue I have never received as much feedback as Nykänen statue thing, just under four years in his role worked Koivisto surprised.
– 95% of these have been positive suggestions and ideas what kind of statue should be. These feedback näköispatsas lead by far.
a Possible statue location is in the city director, presented mainly in three different views: wide the mountain, new the Hippos or the city centre.
the mayor said he was convinced that the statue project will come to fruition.
the Issue comes to to prepare. Ministry of education and culture is interested in financing the project. Matti I think the statue deserves, Koivisto said.
the Issue proceeds of the Jyväskylä city council to decide.
No amount of money, but because the decision is symbolically so important, Koivisto points out and add to the schedule to be a question mark.
even Though the ski legend's death is a thing to miss, said Koivisto he was proud of Jyväskylä from getting attention.
– of course It is not the main thing, but the significant fact, however, if we want to profiled sports city. Above all, what is important is that many have woken up, how significant a person Matti is the whole of Finland in the history of sports, Koivisto sums.Matti Nykänen memory book accumulation of hundreds of names. ALEKSIS ÄRJELaajavuoren hill in the pit, they respected Sunday as Matti Nykänen memory. ALEKSIS ÄRJE