Matti Nykänen

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Matti Nykänen in 1984

Matti Nykänen (17 July 1963 in Jyväskylä – 4 February 2019 in Lappeenranta) was a Finnish ski jumper and singer. He won five Olympic medals (four gold), nine World Championships medals (five gold) and 22 Finnish Championships medals (13 gold). He won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics, which made him one of the two most successful athletes at those games.

Nykänen died in the early hours of 4 February 2019 from complications of diabetes, at the age of 55.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • Yllätysten yö (1992)
  • Samurai (1993)
  • Ehkä otin, ehkä en (2006)

Singles[change | change source]

  • Elämä on laiffii (2002)
  • Tää on mun elämää (2004)
  • Mäkikotka ja häkkilintu (2005)
  • Voitosta voittoon (2007)
  • Anna mulle sexii (2008)
  • Lennä Nykäsen Matti (2008)
  • Pomminvarma rakkaus (2009)
  • Jälleen joulu on (2009)
  • Tuusula mielessäin (With Teflon Brothers) 2013
  • Jokainen tsäänssi on mahdollisuus (2013)
  • Suomi (Yksi Totuus feat. Matti Nykänen) (2018)
  • Leipää ja vettä (2019)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Troubled Finnish ski jumping legend Matti Nykänen dead at 55". Yleisradio.

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