January 2021
January 21, 2021

Three best athletics snapshots

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Three amazing photographs have been selected as finalists for the Photograph of the Year award by World Athletics.

The three photographs were selected the 77 images that were submitted by a panel of judges – comprising Raquel Cavaco Nunes, Ivo Gonzalez, Bob Martin, Thomas Rohler and Katerina Stefanidi .

The panel were given the task to narrow the entries to 30 shortlisted images before deciding on the three finalists.

The full shortlist of 30 images can be seen in the online gallery on the World Athletics Awards 2020 website.

The winning photograph will be announced live during the virtual World Athletics Awards 2020 on Saturday 5 December.

The finalists

Amanda Ngandu-Ntumba competes in the shot put at the French Indoor Championships in Lievin, France. Photo by Philippe Millereau / KMSP.

Philippe Millereau
After 22 years at DPPI (Diffusion Presse Photo International), Millereau set up the KMSP agency alongside fellow photographer Stephane Kempinaire. Milleraeu has photographed every Olympic Games since 1992.

A man stands on his bike to look over the fence when Armand Duplantis makes his final jump to win the pole vault at the Folksam Grand Prix in Karlstad, Sweden. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no spectators were allowed in the arena. Photo by Pontus Orre.

Pontus Orre
An editorial and commercial freelance photographer based in Stockholm, Orre often shoots for Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Aftonbladet.

Children aged three to five compete at the Discovery Cross Country Championships in Eldoret, Kenya. Photo by Michael Steele, Getty Images.

Michael Steele
A veteran sports photographer with more than three decades of experience, Steele joined Getty Images in 1999 where he specialises in athletics coverage.

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