Gallery: Sports in action

Flying horse

1° classified

Author: Joseph Tam (AU)

Location: Taralga, New South Wales (Australia)

Description: The stillness of this frame betrays the chaotic violence of this instant. Clouds of earth storms around this cowboy and his rebellious steed. His grimace foreshadows the moment before failure dawns. This is a suspended capture of equine power and one man's attempt to tame its reign.


Water jump

2° classified

Author: Roman Vondrous (CZ)

Location: Kolesa (Czech Republic)

Description: Kolesa is the only Czech racecourse with a Category 2 cross country event of over 5000m where the horses run through a water splash. In this shot jockeys overcome the water jump during the horse.


Art of Harshness

3° classified

Author: Zarni Phyo (MM)

Location: Kamaryut Township, Yangon (Myanmar)

Description: Traditional boxing match (Myanmar Lethwei also known as Burmese Boxing) which was held in Myanmar as a promotional campaign to host 2013 SEA Games (South East Asian Games). The difference with other martial arts is that, in most competitions, only knockouts are considered to win the match.


Muddy football

Honorable Mention

Author: Chee Keong Lim (MY)

Location: Padang (Indonesia)

Description: In Pacific Asia, there are many poor outskirts in need of our attention. There are many elderly people and children that are unable to get proper consideration, thus generating a negative impact on the development of the entire region. This photo shows a group of children playing football at a muddy rice farm after harvest.


The gladiator

Honorable Mention

Author: Giulio Montini (IT)

Location: Como (Italy)

Description: Giulio met this statuesque athlete, almost completely covered with tattoos, during the Para-Swimming Italian Championship. An accident at work has changed the athlete life, but thanks to his strong will, he has become a "gladiator" ready to fight with everyone in order to achieve the dream of participating to the 2016 Brazil Paralympic Games.


Tahitian avalanche

Honorable Mention

Author: Zak Noyle (US)

Location: Teahupo'o, Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Description: This is a behind angle shot with a fisheye lens capturing the perspective inside the barrel as a surfer rides the leading edge of the barrel.


Half-pipe in sochi

Honorable Mention

Author: Roman Vondrous (CZ)

Location: Krasnaja Poljana (Russia)

Description: Freestyle snowboarding during the men's half-pipe competition at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.


Performance

Honorable Mention

Author: Bruno Cherubini (IT)

Location: Foligno, Perugia (Italy)

Description: During a round of the Italian championship in rhythmic gymnastics at the "Sports Palace" of Foligno, this image captures the moment in which the athlete, with its elegance, grabs the full attention of the jurors, seeking to maximize her performance.


The victory

Honorable Mention

Author: Daniele Musiari (IT)

Location: Prato (Italy)

Description: This photo shows the joy of the team players of Cavalieri Rugby Prato as if they were warriors, after the victory of an Italian Rugby League match. It was a very tough match, made even harder by the rain and the muddy pitch.


Big boom!

Honorable Mention

Author: Domenic Aquilina (MT)

Location: Qawra, St. Paul's Bay (Malta)

Description: Palestinian-Maltese boxer Josef Hazzouri (right) lands a right hand blow to Maltese boxer Mark Cutajar (left) during a boxing competition event held in Malta under the auspices of the Malta Boxing Association.


Flying horse

Remarkable Award

Author: Joseph Tam (AU)


Perfect day

Remarkable Award

Author: Zak Noyle (US)


Into the sunset

Remarkable Award

Author: Christoph Oberschneider (AT)


Vaquejada

Remarkable Award

Author: Luca Biolcati Rinaldi (IT)


Mister Ok

Remarkable Award

Author: Simone Crescenzo (IT)


In too deep

Remarkable Award

Author: Christoph Oberschneider (AT)


View

Remarkable Award

Author: David Wirawan (SG)


Punch

Remarkable Award

Author: David Wirawan (SG)


Sepak takraw

Remarkable Award

Author: Edgard De Bono (IT)


Eurosword

Remarkable Award

Author: Valerio Pagni (IT)