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Finnish Top Ski Jumper Arrested for Attempted Murder

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00| Views: 1147 | Comments: 0
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Finnish Top Ski Jumper Arrested for Attempted Murder Finland's most successful ski jumper Matti Nykaenen has been arrested for attempted murder. Photo by www.turhatjulkkikset.com

Finland's most successful ski jumper Matti Nykaenen has been arrested for attempted murder, Finnish police said.

Nykaenen is accused of stabbing a 59-year-old male acquaintance.

The two men were at a summer cottage and under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Nykaenen's wife is also suspected of being involved in the attempted murder of the man, whose identity was not disclosed.
Nykaenen, 41, won the first of his four world titles in 1982 at the age of 18.

He won gold and silver medals at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo before becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both individual jumps at the Calgary Games, four years later, as well as the team title.
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