Photography Sport Action – Shortlist announcement

  • March 19, 2022

AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, March 18, 2022 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Photography Sport Action category.

The shortlist represents the second judging stage and is based on the most selected works performed by the AIPS Executive Committee members.


Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country.




German Garcia Adrasti (Argentina), Crying for Diego | Surrounded - Clarin / Olé

David Gray (Australia), Leap of faith - AFP

Darrian Traynor (Australia), Air jordan - Getty Images

Christian Bruna (Austria), Focused on gold - European Pressphoto Agency

Juergen Feichter (Austria), The comet - EXPA Pictures

Leonhard Foeger (Austria), Crash – Reuters

Georg Hochmuth (Austria), The weight of the world on her shoulders - APA

Erwin Scheriau (Austria), A real crack - EXPA Pictures

Sebastian Dominguez (Bolivia), Eye-sun contact - Dominguez Photo Video Instagram

André Durão (Brazil), The perfect fall | Sure kick -

Antonio Lacerda (Brazil), Friends -

Ming Li (China), ‘Medusa’ in pit - Xinhua News Agency

Li Yibo (China), Flying Duplantis - Xinhua News Agency

Cheng Zhang (China), Squat at medal ceremony - Getty Images

Luis Robayo (Colombia), Boxing - AFP

Antonio Bronic (Croatia), Diving - Reuters

Igor Kralj (Croatia), White water - Getty Images

Michal Cerveny (Czech Republic), Mountain bike World Cup in Les Gets, France - Michalcervenyphoto Instagram

Barbora Reichova (Czech Republic), The splash - Media House Czech Olympic Team

Jaroslav Svoboda (Czech Republic), Flying man - Orange Pictures NL

Yuri Cortez (El Salvador), Olympic rings -

Thomas Coex (France), Spanish “Zorro" player beats the Serbian army - AFP

François-Xavier Marit (France), Downhill - AFP

Olivier Morin (France), First surfing gold medal of the history -

Loïc Venance (France), Vendée Globe 2021 - AFP

Sascha Fromm (Germany), Double shooter - Sashafromm Instagram

Alexander Hassenstein (Germany), Amputee Bundesliga - Getty Images

Peter Schatz (Germany), Is this the end? - TZ

Mika Volkmann (Germany), Nothing is impossible - Mika Volkmann Instagram

Attila Trenka (Hungary), Hate/Joy -

Farshad Abbasi (Iran), Freestyle wrestling competitions - Tokyo 2020 Olympics -

Maryam Majd (Iran), The dreams come true –

Hussein Faleh (Iraq), Escape from the sun – The Guardian

Alihayder Ujam (Iraq), Boxing -

Tommaso Sebastiano Lamantia (Italy), Leap of faith - Annuario Club Alpino Accademico

Salem Abu Salem (Jordan), Photographer - Albayan newspaper Twitter

Luqmanul Arif Bin Abdul Karim (Malaysia), 100m heartbreak -

Mohd Rasfan Mohd Nor (Malaysia), Fighting for points - AFP

Ganbat Chuluunbaatar (Mongolia), Look to your dreams - Mongolian Sports Press Union

Youssef Loulidi (Morocco), Action moment - Loulidiphoto Instagram

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa (Namibia), Christine Mboma - Namibian Sun

Luka de Kruijf (Netherlands), Marathon Rotterdam Erasmus bridge - NN Marathon Rotterdam

George Deswijzen (Netherlands), Flying Dutchman at Olympics - Mathieu van der Poel -

Maurice van Steen (Netherlands), By a hair's breadth - Toronto Star

Andrew Cornaga (New Zealand), Twilight netball - Photo-sport NZ

Kai Schwoerer (New Zealand), A try that hurts - Getty Images

Odd Andersen (Norway), Eye contact - AFP

Vegard Grøtt (Norway), Skiathlon - Bildbyrån

Darek Delmanowicz (Poland), 6/5000 Wyniki Tłumaczenia knockout - Darek Delmanowicz Instagram

Mihai-Antonio Vasile (Romania), Jump to the rainbow – Mihai-Antonio Vasile Instagram

Alexander Fedorov (Russia), Soccer chumbleyws | The cup is in good hands - Sport-Express

Andrey Golovanov (Russia), Beach football -

Alexander Lukin (Russia), FIVB U19 World Championship 2021 Iran –

Samuel Imanishimwe (Rwanda), Thunderbolt -

Andrej Isakovic (Serbia), The halo effect - AFP

Xavier Bonilla (Spain), Capturing light - DPPI Media

Felix Sanchez Arrazola (Spain), Athletes in motion | Tentacles in the sand – Corredor / Fotorunners

Hamza Küçükgöl (Sweden), Sweden - Armenia 2021-06-05 | Sweden - USA 2021-04-10 -

Joel Marklund (Sweden), Frozen bullet - Bildbyrån Photo Agency

Jonathan Nackstrand (Sweden), The Zverev dive - AELTC

Basile Barbey (Switzerland), Geronimo Rulli stops the ball with his face - Basile Barbey Instagram

Mouneb Nassar (Turkey), Parkour players in wartime - Stenincontest

Julian Finney (UK), A ray of light – Getty Images

Laurence Griffiths (UK), BMX freestyle - We have lift off! - Getty Images

Richard Heathcote (UK), Sprawling leap - Getty Images

Ian Macnicol (UK), Bubbles | Joe Aribo & the pigeons - /

Clive Mason (UK), Stroll rolls - Getty Images

Hannah McKay (UK), Hurdles through heavy rainfall – Reuters

Kieran Mcmanus (UK), Wet, wet, wet -

Carl Recine (UK), Lockdown football | Olympic fencing - Reuters

Oliver Scarff (UK), Lydia Jacoby goggle malfunction | Tom Daley tears – / The Guardian

Kevin C. Cox (USA), Perpendicular pylon dive - Getty Images

Jewel Samad (USA), Flying finish - AFP

Patrick Smith (USA), Swoosh - Getty Images

Nicolás Pereyra (Uruguay), Goals are love - El País

Miguel Gutierrez (Venezuela), Flying over the sea - Agencia EFE

Mohamed Alselwi (Yemen), The love of football stands despite the war – Shoot

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT – The three remaining voting stages will be conducted by the Jury - 12 respected members from the sport media industry representing the five continents. They will first select the top 10 (finalists) and then the top 3 (podium nominees)

The final ceremony will take place in May in Europe, date and location still to be confirmed following the evolution of the pandemic.

To know more about the judging method and the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021, click here.

Stay tuned for the rest of the shortlists!


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