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40 most iconic sports photos from Getty Images this week


The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the most iconic sports photos from Getty Images this week.

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Marin Rantes of Croatia competes in the Men’s Park Qualification Heat 6 during the cycling BMX Freestyle competition on day 1 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany.

I was scheduled to photograph the BMX competition and found a nice position shooting through some trees with a nice angle on the Munich skyline. It was a little risky or low percentage as I needed quite a few things to all come together perfectly in order to make a nice image. Unfortunately, one of the riders had a pretty bad crash and the competition was delayed for about 20 minutes. Fortunately, for me, it meant that when the last rider came on for his qualification run it was almost dark and the absolute last few seconds of sunlight. This created a really nice mood and color. I had one shot at this and again I was fortunate that Marin Rantes did a really nice backflip tail whip which made a great shape in the sky, right above the skyline. Because of the delay, many other photographers had left so I was able to photograph the last rider almost on my own, and this is a super rare occurrence at a big sporting event these days.

— Adam Pretty

Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Athletes start for the Triathlon competition on day 4 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 14, 2022, in Munich, Germany.

In Olympiapark Munich, in the evening, there was a beautiful summer sun evening light. These triathlon competitions started very late, so the light became more and more powerful and imposing as it set. I had photographed a triathlon competition a few days before and decided to photograph this start from very high up on the Olympic Mountain in a very compressed way. It was a long way for me to walk to the top of the mountain, but I made it in time. The combination of the light, the sport, the athletes and the atmosphere, everything was perfect, and I managed this photo quite well.

— Alexander Hassenstein

Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Alysha Clark of the Washington Mystics shoots against Sue Bird and Ezi Magbegor in the fourth quarter during Round 1 Game 2 of the WNBA playoffs at Climate Pledge Arena on August 21, 2022, in Seattle, Washington.

Besides covering a game from our normal photo position on the court, basketball lends itself to many remote camera possibilities. Hanging a camera on the catwalk of an arena is extremely dangerous, so we ensure the safest methods. By working with arena security and arriving 3.5 hours early, I was able to safely mount the camera equipment in the catwalk above one of the hoops before anyone was on the court for warmups. One tricky part of this setup is that Climate Pledge Arena has two scoreboards instead of one center-court scoreboard. The two scoreboards are slightly visible near the backboards seen from above. During the game, I trigger the catwalk camera with a pocket wizard that is on top of one of my handheld cameras. Then, I fire it in hopes of catching something unique of players looking up!

— Steph Chambers

Photo by Ethan Miller/3ICE/Getty Images

Jake Newton of Team Trottier celebrates with his teammates after defeating Team Mullen in the 2022 3ICE Patrick Cup Championship game at the Orleans Arena on August 20, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 3ICE hockey league held a four-team playoff tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to award the Patrick Cup to its inaugural champions. Team Trottier, coached by hockey hall of fame member and seven-time Stanley Cup Champion Bryan Trottier, won their semifinal game and took on Team Mullen in the championship match. Team Trottier led most of the game, but Team Mullen tried to come back late in the second half, and with Trottier up 4-3, Tyler Murovich of Team Mullen attempted to score on a wraparound shot but was denied at the goal post as time expired. We had three photographers covering the games, two on each bench for the championship, with me on the catwalk for overhead views. Before the games, photographer Patrick Smith suggested focusing on the goalie of whatever team was ahead at the end, and we found a spot looking down on Trottier’s second-half goal. This photo from that spot captures all seven players coming together to celebrate their victory, with an exuberant Jake Newton looking up and shouting, helping convey the joy and excitement of the moment.

— Ethan Miller

Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for European Athletics

Victor Ruiz of Spain and Emil Blomberg of Sweden compete in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final during the Athletics competition on day 9 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 19, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for European Athletics)

Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Marie-Morgane Sieber (L) of France fouls Maika Hamano (R) of Japan during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 quarterfinals match between Japan and France at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium on August 21, 2022, in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns a shot against John Isner of the United States during their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match on day seven of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2022, in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd as she leaves the court after losing to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during the National Bank Open, part of the Hologic WTA Tour, at Sobeys Stadium on August 10, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Kaila Novak of Canada celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal of their team during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 group C match between Nigeria and Canada at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium on August 17, 2022, in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Darwin Thompson of the Seattle Seahawks leaps over Darrynton Evans of the Chicago Bears in the third quarter during the preseason game at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

AJ Pollock of the Chicago White Sox robs a home run from Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 18, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Photo by Matt King/Getty Images

Annie Lazor of the United States competes in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay during the 2022 Duel in the Pool at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on August 20, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images for BIG3

Gillie shoots against NLE Choppa during the All-Star game prior to the BIG3 Championship at State Farm Arena on August 21, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images for BIG3)

Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Esther Mbakem-Niaro of France celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 quarterfinals match between Japan and France at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium on August 21, 2022, in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their Men’s Singles Final match on day nine of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 21, 2022, in Mason, Ohio. Coric defeated Tsitsipas with a score of 7-6, 6-2. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for European Athletics

Marie-Julie Bonnin of France celebrates in the Women’s Pole Vault Final during the Athletics competition on day 7 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 17, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for European Athletics)

Photo by Andy Devlin/ Getty Images

Aatu Raty, Juha Jatkola and Roni Hirvonen of Finland lay on the ice after losing the gold medal game against Canada in the IIHF World Junior Championship on August 20, 2022, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Photo by Andy Devlin/ Getty Images)

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Joshua Abuaku of Germany, Yasmani Copello of Turkey and Ludvy Vaillant of France cross the finish line during the Athletics – Men’s 400m Hurdles Final on day 9 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 19, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Coco Gauff of the United States hits a shot while playing with her doubles partner Jessica Pegula of the United States against Sania Mirza of India and Madison Keys of the United States during the National Bank Open, part of the Hologic WTA Tour, at Sobeys Stadium on August 13, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal is tackled by Chris Mepham of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on August 20, 2022, in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Athletes show appreciation to Arthur Abele of Germany after the Athletics – Men’s Decathlon 1500m – Heat 1 on day 6 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 16, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Joel Plata of Spain competes during the Horizontal Bar in the Men’s Senior Team Final during the Artistic Gymnastics competition on day 10 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 20, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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Pedro Campa (L) and Teofimo Lopez (R) exchange punches during their NABF & WBO International junior welterweight fight at Resorts World Las Vegas on August 13, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Hannah Meul of Germany competes during the Sport Climbing Women’s Lead qualification on day 1 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Koenigsplatz on August 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Photo by James Gilbert/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Eric Cole tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Korn Ferry Tours Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna at The Club at Indian Creek on August 14, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by James Gilbert/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Jorge Mateo of the Baltimore Orioles slides safely into home plate and scores on a wild pitch during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 14, 2022, in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Deshawn Stephens of the Aliens shoots against Amir Johnson of the Trilogy during the BIG3 Playoffs on August 14, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Lorena Medina of Spain competes in the Balance Beam during the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Subdivision 2 competition on day 1 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at on August 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on August 14, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images

Green Gully SC goalkeeper Liam Driscoll watches on as the ball of the corner kick by Joshua Woolley of Peninsula Power goes into the goal during the Australia Cup Round of 16 match between Peninsula Power FC and Green Gully SC at A.J. Kelly Park on August 14, 2022, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

An athlete trains at the BMX Freestyle venue in the Olympiapark ahead of the European Championships Munich 2022 at on August 10, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Jack Willis of Great Britain dives to enter the water in the swimming stage during the Elite Men’s Triathlon competition on day 3 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Olympiapark on August 13, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Nikola Sibiak, Urszula Los and Marlena Karwacka of Poland compete in the Women’s Team Sprint Qualifying during the cycling track competition on day 1 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Messe Muenchen on August 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Caroline Garcia of France serves to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 20, 2022, in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

David Popovici of Romania competes in the Men’s 200m Freestyle heats on Day 3 of the European Aquatics Championships Rome 2022 at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 14, 2022, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Domen Skofic of Slovenia competes in the Men’s Sport Climbing Lead finals on day 4 of the European Championships Munich 2022 at Koenigsplatz on August 14, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Goalkeeper Kyeonghee Kim and Suin Lee of Korea Republic fight for the ball with Mercy Idoko of Nigeria during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 group C match between Korea Republic and Nigeria at Alejandro Morera Soto on August 14, 2022, in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Andrew Ogletree of the Indianapolis Colts leaps for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on August 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, New York. The touchdown was called back due to a penalty. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel clashes with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte at full-time following the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

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Nick Gordon of the Minnesota Twins makes the out against Kurt Suzuki of the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 14, 2022, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)



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