2024 World Sports Photography Awards — in pictures
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2024 World Sports Photography Awards — in pictures

This image of Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto by photographer Eric T’Kindt topped the Gymnastics category and won the grand prize at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [ERIC T'KINDT]

This image of Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto by photographer Eric T’Kindt topped the Gymnastics category and won the grand prize at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [ERIC T’KINDT]

 
Belgian photographer Eric T’Kindt won the overall prize at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards with his image of Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto at the 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
 
T’Kindt was one of 24 gold medal winners at the annual awards, each topping a different category ranging from American Football and Aquatics to Urban & Extreme and Winter Sports.
 
 
Below are all the gold medal-winning images. 
 

This image, titled ″Glorious mud″ by photographer David Davies, won the Equestrian category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [DAVID DAVIES]

This image, titled ″Glorious mud″ by photographer David Davies, won the Equestrian category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [DAVID DAVIES]

This image, titled ″A New Superhero″ by photographer Issac Julian Morillas San, won the Other category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [ISSAC JULIAN MORILLAS SAN]

This image, titled ″A New Superhero″ by photographer Issac Julian Morillas San, won the Other category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [ISSAC JULIAN MORILLAS SAN]

Photographer Marcelo Guelber Goes' image of Cristiano Ronaldo during a Euros qualifier against Slovakia won the Football category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [MARCELO GUELBER GOES]

Photographer Marcelo Guelber Goes’ image of Cristiano Ronaldo during a Euros qualifier against Slovakia won the Football category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [MARCELO GUELBER GOES]

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez laughs as teammate Teoscar Hernandez douses him as they celebrate a 9-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game on Aug. 11, 2023, in Seattle. This image, by Lindsey Wasson for AP, won the Baseball category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [LINDSEY WASSON]

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez laughs as teammate Teoscar Hernandez douses him as they celebrate a 9-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game on Aug. 11, 2023, in Seattle. This image, by Lindsey Wasson for AP, won the Baseball category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [LINDSEY WASSON]

This image of the 2023 Strade Biancha bicycle race in Tuscany by photographer James Startt won the Cycling category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [JAMES STARTT]

This image of the 2023 Strade Biancha bicycle race in Tuscany by photographer James Startt won the Cycling category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [JAMES STARTT]

This image captured by photographer Benjamin Lau at the World Table Tennis Champions Frankfurt quarterfinals in November 2023 won the Racquet Sports category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [BENJAMIN LAU]

This image captured by photographer Benjamin Lau at the World Table Tennis Champions Frankfurt quarterfinals in November 2023 won the Racquet Sports category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [BENJAMIN LAU]

Mercedes Russell of the Seattle Storm defends Aliyah Boston of the Indiana Fever in this photo taken by Steph Chambers at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington on June 22, 2023. It won the Basketball category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [STEPH CHAMBERS]

Mercedes Russell of the Seattle Storm defends Aliyah Boston of the Indiana Fever in this photo taken by Steph Chambers at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington on June 22, 2023. It won the Basketball category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [STEPH CHAMBERS]

This image, taken during a game between Australia and New Zealand at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in Dharamsala, India, by photographer Darrian Traynor won the CRICKET category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [DARRIAN TRAYNOR]

This image, taken during a game between Australia and New Zealand at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in Dharamsala, India, by photographer Darrian Traynor won the CRICKET category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [DARRIAN TRAYNOR]

Juan Postigo Arce of Spain plays a shot on the driving range prior to the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Aug. 15, 2023. This image, taken by photographer Octavio Passos, topped the Golf category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [OCTAVIO PASSOS]

Juan Postigo Arce of Spain plays a shot on the driving range prior to the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Aug. 15, 2023. This image, taken by photographer Octavio Passos, topped the Golf category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [OCTAVIO PASSOS]

This image, titled ″The Sprint″ by photographer Tetsu Lee, won the Athletics category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [TETSU LEE]

This image, titled ″The Sprint″ by photographer Tetsu Lee, won the Athletics category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [TETSU LEE]

Bo Horvat of the New York Islanders scores a third period goal against Antti Raanta of the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Four in the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York on April 23, 2023 in this photo by Bruce Bennett. This image topped the Hockey category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [BRUCE BENNETT]

Bo Horvat of the New York Islanders scores a third period goal against Antti Raanta of the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Four in the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York on April 23, 2023 in this photo by Bruce Bennett. This image topped the Hockey category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [BRUCE BENNETT]

This aerial view of the football pitch in the tussock near Mt Cook in New Zealand by photographer Brett Phibbs won the Venues & Views category at the 024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [BRETT PHIBBS]

This aerial view of the football pitch in the tussock near Mt Cook in New Zealand by photographer Brett Phibbs won the Venues & Views category at the 024 World Sports Photography Awards. [BRETT PHIBBS]

Max Verstappen drives on Las Vegas Boulevard during a Formula 1 race on Nov. 18, 2023. This image, by Cristiano Barni, won the Formula 1 category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [CRISTIANO BARNI]

Max Verstappen drives on Las Vegas Boulevard during a Formula 1 race on Nov. 18, 2023. This image, by Cristiano Barni, won the Formula 1 category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [CRISTIANO BARNI]

England’s Maro Itoje surrounded by Irish players in a maul during the Six Nations at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. This image, by photographer Morgan Treacy, won the Rugby category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [MORGAN TREACY]

England’s Maro Itoje surrounded by Irish players in a maul during the Six Nations at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. This image, by photographer Morgan Treacy, won the Rugby category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [MORGAN TREACY]

Australian surfer Olivia Ottaway dives under a wave on Aug. 19, 2023 in Teahupo'o, French Polynesia in this Aquatics category-winning image taken by Ryan Pierse. As well as this gold award, Pierse also won bronze in the Cycling category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [RYAN PIERSE]

Australian surfer Olivia Ottaway dives under a wave on Aug. 19, 2023 in Teahupo’o, French Polynesia in this Aquatics category-winning image taken by Ryan Pierse. As well as this gold award, Pierse also won bronze in the Cycling category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [RYAN PIERSE]

This image of Luciano Benavides by photographer Pavol Tomaskin won gold in the Motorsports category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [PAVOL TOMASKIN]

This image of Luciano Benavides by photographer Pavol Tomaskin won gold in the Motorsports category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [PAVOL TOMASKIN]

This photograph of Novac Djokovic by photographer Marc Aspland won the Tennis category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [MARC ASPLAND]

This photograph of Novac Djokovic by photographer Marc Aspland won the Tennis category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [MARC ASPLAND]

This image, titled ″Submerged″ by photographer Sean M. Haffrey topped the Swimming & Diving category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. Haffrey also took the silver medal in the Martial Arts category and bronze in Tennis.  [SEAN M. HAFFREY]

This image, titled ″Submerged″ by photographer Sean M. Haffrey topped the Swimming & Diving category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. Haffrey also took the silver medal in the Martial Arts category and bronze in Tennis. [SEAN M. HAFFREY]

This image, titled ″The Dynamic Duo″ by photographer Andrew Moss, took gold in the Boxing category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [ANDREW MOSS]

This image, titled ″The Dynamic Duo″ by photographer Andrew Moss, took gold in the Boxing category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [ANDREW MOSS]

This photograph from the Judo Paris Grand Slam by photographer Victor Joly won the Martial Arts category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [VICTOR JOLY]

This photograph from the Judo Paris Grand Slam by photographer Victor Joly won the Martial Arts category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [VICTOR JOLY]

This image, titled ″Reflection″ by photographer Volodya Voronon, topped the Urban & Extreme category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. Voronon also won a special merit in the same category.  [VOLODYA VORONON]

This image, titled ″Reflection″ by photographer Volodya Voronon, topped the Urban & Extreme category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. Voronon also won a special merit in the same category. [VOLODYA VORONON]

Mikaela Shiffrin of the Unite States competes in the second run of the Women's Giant Slalom during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Soelden, Austria on Oct. 28, 2023. This image won photographer Alexander Hassenstein the Winter Sports award at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN]

Mikaela Shiffrin of the Unite States competes in the second run of the Women’s Giant Slalom during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Soelden, Austria on Oct. 28, 2023. This image won photographer Alexander Hassenstein the Winter Sports award at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN]

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs reaches for the pylon during the second quarter of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Nov. 5, 2023. This image, taken by Kevin Sabitus, topped the American Football category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards.  [KEVIN SABITUS]

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs reaches for the pylon during the second quarter of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Nov. 5, 2023. This image, taken by Kevin Sabitus, topped the American Football category at the 2024 World Sports Photography Awards. [KEVIN SABITUS]

BY JIM BULLEY [jim.bulley@joongang.co.kr]