At a glance

17 Jul 1963 Jyväskylä, Finland
Masa, Nykä, Nykäs-Matti, Masa-hiiri
177 cm / 54 kg 5'10'' / 118 pounds
Male

Matti Nykänen is the winner of a record four Olympic gold medals for ski jumping, and is still considered one of the greatest ski jumpers ever. At the 1984 Winter Olympics Nykänen won the large hill competition and placed second on the normal hill behind Jens Weißflog, before winning both events in 1988, when he also won a third gold medal in the newly introduced team event. He was also the World Champion on the large hill in 1982 and won four World Championship golds in a row in the team event in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1989. He also...

Matti in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • 1 Gold medal
      Ski Jumping
      Normal Hill, Individual
    • 1 Gold medal
      Ski Jumping
      Large Hill, Individual
    • 1 Gold medal
      Ski Jumping
      Large Hill, Team
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    • 2 Silver medal
      Ski Jumping
      Normal Hill, Individual
    • 1 Gold medal
      Ski Jumping
      Large Hill, Individual

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