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1st classified

Finding Nemo
by Jonne Roriz


Brazilian Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha competes in the Women’s 10km Marathon Swimming Final event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park. A small fish splashes out of the water, going backwards from the athlete’s stroke.

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2nd classified

Caeleb Dressel
by Ian Macnicol


Caeleb Dressel of Team United States is seen in action on his way to winning the Men’s 100m Butterfly final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. The water wraps around his body like a mantle, creating an interesting optical effect. His head, facing down and forward, symbolizes the athlete’s...

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3rd classified

Try
by Bradley Kanaris


Valentine Holmes, of the Maroons rugby team, scores during game three of the State of Origin Rugby League series. The game is between the Queensland Maroons, so called after the color of their jerseys, and the New South Wales Blues at the Suncorp Stadium.

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Honorable mention

Into the Shadows
by Clive Brunskill


Denis Shapovalov of Canada serves in his mens singles match against Alexander Bublik of Kazakstan during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica. The tennis player is portrayed as a dark silhouette on red clay.

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Honorable mention

Medusa Jump
by Richard Heathcote


Tara Davis of Team United States competes in the Women’s Long Jump final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The image shows her from above, at the end of the jump, with the dark earth in the background. The hair in motion and the muscles in contraction give rhythm to the shot and g...

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Honorable mention

A Ray of Light
by Julian Finney


Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final match on day fifteen of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros.

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Honorable mention

Divers Droplets
by Bradley Kanaris


Iuliia Timoshinina of Russia competes in the Women’s 10m Platform Preliminary Round of Diving on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic. The athlete’s face tells of years of hard work and sacrifices, speaks of determination and dreams. Behind her there are water droplets, looking l...

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Honorable mention

Dreams Shattered
by Daniel Mullan


Ieda Guimaraes of Team Brazil riding Caleansiena YH falls at a jump in the Riding Show Jumping of the Women’s Modern Pentathlon on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Honorable mention

Saved by the Halo
by Andrej Isakovic


Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen collide during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion was beached in his Mercedes, but ultimately saved by his Halo, a cockpit head protection system introduced in March...

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Honorable mention

Lucas Chumbo
by Octavio Passos


The big wave surfer Lucas Chianca “Chumbo” from Brazil rides a wave during the TUDOR Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge at Praia do Norte. The ocean rises up behind him like an impenetrable wall; the athlete’s figure appears insignificant in front of the majesty of nature. The sunlight...

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Remarkable Artwork

6 Hands
by Eric Tkindt


This acro trio's light gymnast has been thrown in the air: she trusts both of her partners to catch her safely. The three athletes were participants in the 2016 World Championship.

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Remarkable Artwork

Tokyo Theatre
by Clodagh Kilcoyne


Two out of three triplets Anna Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri of Austria during their performance in artistic swimming's preliminary round during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Their two faces, made up and identical, seem to merge into a single expression of amazement before bein...

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Remarkable Artwork

All Weather Racing
by Mike Egerton


Jockey Charles Bishop onboard his horse named Goring during the Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Dust and scrub rise under the horse's hooves, giving the shot a unique atmosphere.

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Remarkable Artwork

Leap of Faith
by Laurence Griffiths


Declan Brooks of Team Great Britain jumps in front of the Olympic rings logo during the Men's BMX Freestyle seeding event, run 1 on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Remarkable Artwork

Head Strong
by Delly Carr


Sumire Kita of Japan competes in the individual category of rhythmic gymnastics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. While making a split in the air, the athlete's head seems to disappear behind her shoulders. Warm colors and sharp muscular lines become the protagonists of the shot.

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Remarkable Artwork

Intensity
by Romain Barats


A young surfer is enjoying a wave before poping up in the iconic Teahupoo wave, one of the most powerful of the world. This picture is neither about his technique nor the perfect curve of the wave. It is about the incredible intensity in his eyes: we can almost feel his focus, kn...

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Remarkable Artwork

Out of the Shadows
by Bradley Kanaris


Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his semi final match against Jeremy Chardy of France during the 2014 Brisbane International. Only the tennis player's face and chest stand out, against a completely dark background. His determined gaze is turned towards the fluores...

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Remarkable Artwork

Desire for Life
by Taisir Mahdi


A group of children playing football. The child in the middle, Qassem Muhammed, had a leg amputated as a result of the explosion that occurred in his city. Nonetheless, desire and ambition are still his life companions. Among his peers, he looks right on a springboard, ready to s...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Eyes Have It
by Morgan Treacy


Lucas Mazzo lost his right eye in 2009, when he was 15yrs old, after being shot in a game of paintball. To celebrate participating in the Men's 20K RaceWalk at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, he ordered two themed ocular prostheses in the colors of the Brazilian flag.

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Remarkable Artwork

Head-Ball-Goal
by Alexander Hassenstein


Marc-André ter Stegen, keeper of FC Barcelona, reacts as Leroy Sané of Muenchen scores the second goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Bayern München and FC Barcelona. The ball ends up in the net passing exactly behind Marc-André's head, creating an incr...

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