Matti Nykänen

Matti "The Flying Finn" Nykänen
Matti Ensio Nykänen (born 17 July 1963) is a Finnish former ski jumper who competed from 1981 to 1991.wikipedia
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1988 Winter Olympics

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Most notably, he won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming, along with Yvonne van Gennip of the Netherlands, the most successful athlete at that event.
Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen and Dutch speed skater Yvonne van Gennip were individual medal leaders with each winning three gold medals.

Adam Małysz

His four World Cup titles is an all-time record shared with Adam Małysz and Sara Takanashi. He also won a total of 46 World Cup competitions (Only topped by record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria) and won the overall title four times (also a record, currently shared with Adam Małysz POL).
His many accomplishments include four World Cup titles (a record shared with Matti Nykänen and Sara Takanashi), four individual Winter Olympic medals, four individual World Championship gold medals (an all-time record), 39 individual World Cup competition wins, 96 World Cup podiums (individual and team), and being the only ski jumper to win three consecutive World Cup titles.

Yvonne van Gennip

Most notably, he won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming, along with Yvonne van Gennip of the Netherlands, the most successful athlete at that event.
She was the most successful athlete at the 1988 Winter Olympics, along with Matti Nykänen of Finland.

Sara Takanashi

His four World Cup titles is an all-time record shared with Adam Małysz and Sara Takanashi.
She is the most successful female ski jumper to date, as well as one of the most successful athletes in the history of the sport, having won four World Cup titles (an all-time record shared with Matti Nykänen and Adam Małysz), five World Championship medals, and a Winter Olympic medal.

Jens Weißflog

For most of the 1980s, Nykänen and Jens Weißflog of East Germany dominated the sport.
Only Finns Matti Nykänen and Janne Ahonen, Pole Adam Małysz and Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer have won more World Cup victories.

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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Nykänen is the only ski jumper in history to have won all five of the sport's major events: a gold medal at the Winter Olympics (three times), the Ski Jumping World Championships (once), the Ski Flying World Championships (once), four World Cup overall titles, and the Four Hills Tournament (twice).

Gregor Schlierenzauer

He also won a total of 46 World Cup competitions (Only topped by record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria) and won the overall title four times (also a record, currently shared with Adam Małysz POL).
On 26 January 2013, Schlierenzauer equalled Matti Nykänen's long-standing record of 46 individual World Cup wins, and currently has 53 to his name as of March 2018; the most of any male ski jumper.

1982–83 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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The individual World Cup was won by Matti Nykänen and Nations Cup by Norway.

1984–85 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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The individual World Cup was won by Matti Nykänen and Nations Cup by Finland.

Winter Olympic Games

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Widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time, he won five Winter Olympic medals (four gold), nine World Championship medals (five gold), and 22 Finnish Championship medals (13 gold).
Her medal total was equalled by Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen, who won all three events in his sport.

1985–86 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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The individual World Cup was won by Matti Nykänen and Nations Cup by Austria.

Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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He was also the first ever to win gold medals on both hills at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Finland led the medal table, winning all three gold medals, Matti Nykänen taking both individual events and helping the Finnish team to victory.

1987–88 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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The individual World Cup was won by Matti Nykänen and Nations Cup by Finland.

Four Hills Tournament

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Nykänen is the only ski jumper in history to have won all five of the sport's major events: a gold medal at the Winter Olympics (three times), the Ski Jumping World Championships (once), the Ski Flying World Championships (once), four World Cup overall titles, and the Four Hills Tournament (twice).
Janne Ahonen and Gregor Schlierenzauer are next with 9 victories, followed by Matti Nykänen who has seven.

List of longest ski jumps

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Nykänen is also the only male five-time ski flying world record holder in history.

FIS Ski Flying World Championships

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Nykänen is the only ski jumper in history to have won all five of the sport's major events: a gold medal at the Winter Olympics (three times), the Ski Jumping World Championships (once), the Ski Flying World Championships (once), four World Cup overall titles, and the Four Hills Tournament (twice).

Holmenkollen Medal

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In 1987, Nykänen was awarded the Holmenkollen Medal (shared with Hermann Weinbuch).

Holmenkollbakken

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The 1966 large hill competition was won by Norway's Bjørn Wirkola, while the 1982 event was won by Matti Nykänen of Finland.

Hermann Weinbuch

In 1987, Nykänen was awarded the Holmenkollen Medal (shared with Hermann Weinbuch).
Weinbuch was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1987 (Shared with Matti Nykänen.).