2003 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

David Burnett

Contact Press Images for Salt Lake City Olympic Committee

01 February, 2002

Michael Uhrmann (Germany) prepares for the K120 Individual Ski Jumping event at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Athletes must have a strong mental grasp of how aerodynamics affects their flight, and the physical control to keep their bodies rigid and parallel to the skis.

About the photographer

David Burnett

David Burnett was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1946. He began working as a freelancer for Time, and later for Life magazine in the 1960s. After two years in Vietnam, and the dem...

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