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21.02.2019 14:20
Teksti: Mika Seppänen|Kuvat: Seiskan toimitus
Matti Nykänen
KSML: Funeral set for ski-jumping legend Matti Nykänen in Jyväskylä
Uutiset
21.02.2019 14:20
Teksti: Mika Seppänen|Kuvat: Seiskan toimitus

Finland is preparing to pay their last respects to ski-jumping legend, four-time Olympic champion Matti Nykänen, who passed away on the night of 3rd and 4th of February.

A funeral will be held on Saturday March 2nd in Jyväskylä, the home town of the Finnish ski-jumping legend, according to newspaper Keskisuomalainen.

As Seiska revealed on February 18th, Nykänen gets a funeral with the help of the Finnish state. The blessing of the funeral will be held within the Nykänen family.

After the blessing ceremony, a memorial tour will be held in Jyväskylä in honor of Matti Nykänen.

Nykänen's widow Pia Nykänen told Seiska earlier that Nykänen's his urn will be set to grave next to his father Ensio Nykänen at the Jyväskylä Cemetery couple of weeks after the funeral.