The incorrect engraving on the Olympic champion Matti Nykänen’s monument has been corrected.
In a memorial published on September 7 Feather was incorrectly engraved Matti Nykänen that he won silver at the Sarajevo Olympics in 1984, when in reality he won Olympic gold.
The error occurred after the monument was published.
According to a press release from the city of Jyväskylä, after this, they immediately considered what options there are for correcting the error.
The inspection concluded that the wrongly engraved ski should be removed and replaced by a ski with the correct engraving.
Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen on Thursday installed a new ski at his own expense to replace the faulty one.
The city of Jyväskylä is happy about the attention the monument has received.
– The monument has already become one of Jyväskylä’s landmarks, and therefore we are happy that the engraving was repaired so quickly. We would also like to express our big thanks to the artist Kaarina Kaikkonen, the chairman of the monument working group Sea Snowmelon says in the announcement.
City of Jyväskylä
Matti Nykänen died at the age of 55 on February 4, 2019.
The hill jumping legend won ten gold medals at the adult level in his career, four of them at the Olympics.
The gold on the Suurmäki in Sarajevo was his first Olympic victory. In Calgary 1988, Nykänen won three golds.