Omar Mcleod of Jamaica (lane 5) crosses to win the gold medal in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final as Ronnie Ash of the United States in lane 8 falls over the finish line on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” ” My name is Cameron Spencer (@cjspencois) and I’m a staff photographer with Getty Images based in Sydney, Australia. I specialize in photographing sport and this week I’m taking over the World Press Photo Foundation Instagram feed and I’ll be sharing some of my favourite work with you. My passion is capturing defining moments in sport from a unique perspective. I will talk through the background of these images as I post in the coming days.” ” Some nights at the track there were hundreds of photographers shooting the athletics at the Rio Olympics. On Day 11 I had the opportunity to rove where ever I thought could make a different picture. For the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final I decided to go up high in the spectator’s grandstand and shoot the race from behind the start line. Photographing sport is about taking calculated risks, and predicting what will happen next. It is about working out in your head if one moment occurs, then what will happen next. As you become more familiar with a particular sport or athlete the probability of predicting the next move improves and you are prepared for it. Note, often you get it wrong, wrong lens, pointed at the wrong lane or player, in the wrong vantage point. I thought mid-race there would possibly be a crash over the hurdles as the athletes go for gold, as it turned out…it wasn’t until the final hurdle, that Ash from the USA tripped up cart-wheeling in a spectacular finish across the line and facing my direction. #WPPh2017 #gettysport #athletics #Rio2016 #trackandfield #Olympics
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