Gallery: Sports in action

Arctic Urban Skiing

1° classified

Author: Audun Rikardsen (NO)

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Description: A friend skiing at night, descends a 10 meter high clifftop in Tromso, Norway. The challenge was quite demanding because the night was much darker than it appears in the photo. So much so, that it was impossible to see where one might land. The image is the result of a long exposure and the use of a specific flash pointed to capture the subject during action.


Knock Out 05

2° classified

Author: Eric Tkindt (BE)

Location: Ghent

Description: This was the moment when the former world champion was defeated by the new world champion in his weight category. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right moment. This is called "photographer's luck".


Jump 2.0

3° classified

Author: Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis (ES)

Location: Palacio de Deportes Basauri.

Description: During the para-olympic meeting, celebrated in Basauri for the Spanish championship, one of the best long jumpers for the blind category, Xavi Porras, realized a masterful jump. The statuesque beauty of the jumper and his strong desire to exit the photo frame are immortalized.


Runners Wave

3° classified

Author: Sascha Fromm (DE)

Location: Neuhaus am Rennweg

Description: Runners wave and dance before they start the "GutsMuths Rennsteiglauf" cross country run, Europe's most popular cross-country race, in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany on May 9, 2015. The GutsMuths run gathered more than 15,000 runners from 24 countries.


Irish Cup

Honorable Mention

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)

Location: Limerick

Description: This picture was taken on the first day of the Co. Limerick Coursing Club J.P. McManus Irish Cup, an annual event where greyhounds capture hares with a first prize of € 80,000 at stake on Limerick Racecourse at Greenmount, Patrickswell


Swim

Honorable Mention

Author: Davide Lopresti (IT)

Location: Bergeggi - Italia

Description: This photo was taken during "Swim the Island", a swimming competition in which participants swim around Bergeggi Island, a marine protected area located in the Ligurian Gulf that boasts gorgeous sealife.


Upside down gymnastic

Honorable Mention

Author: Rui Duarte Silva (PT)

Location: Porto, Portugal

Description: Acrobatic gymnastic athletes belonging to the centenary club Sport Clube of Porto, training in the gym, at Oporto university.


Synchronized swimming, the hidden side 1

Honorable Mention

Author: Adriano Favero (IT)

Location: Padova

Description: Synchronized swimming from an usually hidden perspective, under water. A great show anyway! This is the Italian synchronized swimming team during its training. Note the extreme complexity and difficulty of the movements required to express the performance that is to be admired from outside the water.


Travelers

Honorable Mention

Author: Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis (ES)

Location: Desembocadura del Rió Nervión (Bilbao)

Description: Participants of Bilbao's Triathlon, competing to win the victory in Bilbao's race, flood the estuary with a sea of arms and legs. They look like fish traveling on their way to the mouth of the river.


High Jump

Honorable Mention

Author: Eric Tkindt (BE)

Location: Antwerp

Description: This photo shows an American athlete at the world gymnastics championship, held in Antwerp. I was sitting in the highest raw in order to take this picture from above, when the gymnast did this amazing trick.


Let Happiness Fly

Honorable Mention

Author: Yan Yang (CN)

Location: Jiucaiping Village, Gesala Yi Township, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province, China

Description: The world of children is always happy, the happiness in their hearts has no limits as they live a pure life. However we live a busy and restless city life, which is exactly the opposite. When I took this picture in November 2012, I had suddenly understood this feeling. The power of images is infinite and I hope that this image will touch many people.


Acrobatics

Honorable Mention

Author: Rui Duarte Silva (PT)

Location: Porto, Portugal

Description: Two athletes belonging to the centenary of the Gymnastics Club Sport Clube of Porto are training in the gym of the University of Oporto. This picture grabs the exact moment when one of the gymnasts is flying in air while performing an exercise at the bar.


Foot Touch

Remarkable Award

Author: David Wirawan (SG)


Sprint through water

Remarkable Award

Author: Joel Marklund (SE)


Ellie Cole

Remarkable Award

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)


Escuela de baile

Remarkable Award

Author: Fulvio Bugani (IT)


Wrestling Arena in Dakar, Senegal

Remarkable Award

Author: Christian Bobst (CH)


Race against the wind

Remarkable Award

Author: Peter Svoboda (SK)


Downstream

Remarkable Award

Author: Peter Svoboda (SK)


A tutti i costi

Remarkable Award

Author: Diego Barbieri (IT)


Black Light Ice Climbing

Remarkable Award

Author: Markus Berger (AT)


Le vele di Saint Tropez

Remarkable Award

Author: Francesca Torracchi (IT)


race

Remarkable Award

Author: Yousef Bin Shakar Alzaabi (AE)


Water face

Remarkable Award

Author: Giorgio Scala (IT)


Wingsuit jump

Remarkable Award

Author: Sandro Casuzzi (IT)


Ginnastica 02

Remarkable Award

Author: Diego Barbieri (IT)