Spaniard Felix Sanchez Arrazola whose snap won the World Athletics photo award last year, has been shortlisted for the Photograph of the Year award again this year.
His photo was among the three selected from 116 entries by the World Athletics panel of judges.
His selected shot was of Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reaction when she captured her fourth world 100m title at this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha
Arrazola is a frequent contributor to Runner’s World Spain since 2005. He also regularly contributes to Spanish newspapers Marca, AS, El Mundo among many others.
Serbian Andrej Isakovic emotional potrayal of American Grant Holloway after the latter won the 110m hurdles title at the World Championships was also shortlisted.
Isakovic is a regional staff photographer for the AFP in the western Balkans. He began his career working in local and regional media in 1996, and joined the AFP in 2014.
The third and final photo shortlisted was taken by Patrick Smith. His well-timed shot of Priscilla Frederick of Antigua during the high jump final at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru was deemed to have met the high standards set by the panel.
Smith is a staff photographer with Getty Images based in Baltimore. Smith documents news, sports and feature stories in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region and beyond. Smith has covered numerous major sporting events and has received numerous awards including ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ by Pictures of the Year International and ‘Photographer of the Year’ by the White House News Photographers Association.
The winner will be announced during the World Athletics Awards on 23 November in Monaco.
Additionally, the nominated photos, along with 24 other shortlisted images, will form part of a photography exhibition which will be held alongside the World Athletics Awards from 20-24 November at the Meridien Hotel in Monaco.
The three finalists will also form the panel to determine the winner of the competition for the Fan Photograph of the Year.