THE FLYING FINN

Matti Nykänen streaked down the run and into history
March 07, 1988

Eddie (The Eagle) Edwards of Great Britain was good for a few laughs, but the real birdman of the Calgary Games was Matti Nykänen of Finland, who became the first Olympian ever to win gold medals in both the 70-and 90-meter ski jump competitions. "When he jumps," said awed U.S. ski jumper Mike Holland, "it seems as if he's going up, not coming down."

PHOTORICHARD MACKSON PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)