Per G. Jonson

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Per G. Jonson
Born (1910-04-11)April 11, 1910
Died October 16, 1975(1975-10-16) (aged 65)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation ski jumper, cinematographer

Per G. Jonson (11 April 1910 – 16 October 1975) was a Norwegian ski jumper and cinematographer.

In 1934, Per Jonson set two hill records on Bloudkova velikanka in Planica at the international competition.[citation needed] First one was 78 meters long. At the second one he landed at 89 meters world record distance, however this record was set in unofficial training and was recognized only as a hill record.[citation needed]

His was one of the best ski jumpers of his time,[citation needed] training together with legends such as Birger Ruud and his brother Sigmund Ruud.[citation needed] In 1933, he was in Zakopane coaching Polish national ski jumping team.[citation needed]

He shot a short film about skiing in Karpathos which impressed German director Leni Riefenstahl, that she hired him as assistant director for the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.[citation needed] He has primarily worked as a cinematographer on Norwegian films, in addition to occasionally working as director and producer.[citation needed] At the end of his career he established his own film production company.[citation needed]

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