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Former ski jumping great Nykanen wins veterans gold

Former ski jumping great Nykanen wins veterans gold

Former Olympic champion Matti Nykanen won the International Masters Championship on Thursday, regarded as the world title for veterans.
Nykanen was among 11 competitors in the class for jumpers aged 40-44, and jumped 37.5 and 37 meters for 213.1 points. Norway's Jan Inge Skjerven finished second with 199.9 points from 36.5 and 36-meter efforts.
On Wednesday, the 44-year-old Nykanen placed fifth in the 50-meter hill.
Nykanen won four Olympic golds in 1984 and 1988, and is a four-time World Cup overall champion who won 46 cup events _ still a record.


Updated : 2021-05-17 08:39 GMT+08:00