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1st classified

Catch Me If You Can
by Samuel Barnes


Grant Holloway of the USA team leading the field whilst competing in the men’s 60m hurdles semi-finals during day three of the World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Stark Arena in Belgrade. He completed the run in 7.29 seconds, equalling his existing world record, and went...

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2nd classified

Steeplechase Fall
by Martin Rickett


At the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase heats witnessed a dramatic fall from Germany’s Lea Meyer. As she ran up to the water obstacle her worst fears came true as she clipped the hurdle and splashed face first into the water.

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3rd classified

The Cloud
by Fabrice Guerin


In the silence interrupted only by air bubbles, a freediver trains in a freshwater abyss moving from the bottom of a cenote towards the surface. The sulfur cloud beneath him reflects the sun’s rays, creating an extraordinary visual effect: initially, it appears solid, but then di...

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Honorable mention

Marea Humana
by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz


Hundreds of athletes at the 2022 Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships swim in the Bilbao estuary, resembling fish as they splash and move their arms in perfect coordination. The colorful swimming caps add to the already fascinating scene.

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Into the rain
by Hiroki Fukui


Keirin, a track cycling competition that originated in Japan, has become an Olympic event since the Sydney 2000 Olympics. With a top speed of 70 km/h, it is a thrilling spectacle. The rain-soaked track shines under the light, creating a mystical atmosphere. However, it is also a...

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Honorable mention

In motion
by Maizal Chaniago


Pacu Jawi is a traditional extreme sport that has been practiced for centuries in the rural areas of West Sumatra, Indonesia. During the competition, fearless participants demonstrate their skill and bravery by gripping onto the horns of two powerful bulls and running at full spe...

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Track Cycling Crash
by Alex Broadway


English cyclist Matt Walls crashes into the crowd during the Men’s 15km Scratch Race qualifying round during the 2022 Commonwealth Games Track Cycling held at Lee Valley Velopark, in London.

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Boost
by Nic Bothma


Stormers captain Steven Kitshoff warms up ahead of the United Rugby Championship semifinal match between Stormers and Ulster held at Cape Town Stadium, June 11, 2022.

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Flying Drop
by Philip Brown


Keshav Maharaj of South Africa leaps and misses a chance to catch Alex Lees of England’s shot during the fourth day of the third cricket round between England and South Africa at The Kia Oval in September 2022.

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Ski flyer above fans
by Andrej Tarfila


Slovenian ski jumper Timi Zajc soars above thousands of cheering fans in the Pod Pachami valley during the Ski Flying World Cup. The crowd greets him with hundreds of flags in the colors of his country waving high in the sky, as if welcoming him to his own land.

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Remarkable Artwork

Sparkle
by Anna Szilagyi


Team Kazakhstan competes during the preliminaries of artistic swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships, on June 23, 2022. The diver, captured in this fetal position, looks like a beautiful planet on a starry night background. Waterdrops stemming from her body are the endless...

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Golden Olympic Ride of Ester Ledecka
by Roman Vondrous


Daniela Ulbing from Austria, on the left, and Ester Ledecka from Czech Republic, on the right, compete in the big final of the women's parallel giant slalom at Zhangjiakou National CC Skiing Centre, China, on February 8, 2022, during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Leaving the Giant Wave
by Andre Boto


The giant waves in Nazaré are well known and really dangerous even for the bravest surfers. Usually, all the surfers are brought to the waves by a jet ski that would wait for the surfer to help him to go out of the zone in case a giant wave comes. The picture captures the exact m...

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where will it land
by Denis Balibouse


Alice Robinson of New Zealand falls during her run in the 2022 Beijing Olympics Women's Super-G race. The slalom pole flies away becoming a colorful and unusual element in the picture, whilst the skier's skis get almost parallel to the ground making her assume a really weird posi...

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Out of the darkness
by Andy Cheung


Alexander Zverev of Germany in action during 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on May 31. The lighting and the unusual point of view gave the picture a dramatic tone. The player looks like he was shouting at the ball, claiming it to himself.

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Colour Flight
by Matthias Hangst


Karl Geiger of Team Germany competes during the Men's Large Hill Individual Qualification round on day 7 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Ski Jumping Centre on February 11.

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Balance beam
by Hannah Mckay


Scotland's Eilidh Gorrell in action on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics, Women's Team Final and Individual Qualification at Arena Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games.

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Death Defying Riders
by Saurabh Sirohiya


Riders keep watching the audience while riding on the top floor: they try to catch the bigger currency notes from the audience, ignoring the lower ones. This extreme race seems to be amusing both the audience and the riders.

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Born To Fly
by Vegard Grott


Armand Duplantis of Sweden competes to win gold in men's pole vault final during day 10 of the European Championships on August 20, 2022. The spotlights are all focused on him.

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Upside-Down
by Bradley Kanaris


Corey Oates of the Broncos is placed in a vulnerable position as he is upended in the tackle during the National Rugby League match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos on May 13, 2022.

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