2005 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Bob Martin

Sports Illustrated

01 September, 2004

Avi Torres (Spain) sets off at the start of the 200m freestyle heats at the Paralympic Games. Torres, whose limbs have been amputated, went on to come sixth in the 200m finals, but picked up a silver medal in the 150m individual medley and a bronze in the 450m relay medley. Swimming has been one of the main sports in the Paralympics since the first games were held in 1960. Standard international rules are followed with just a few exceptions, such as optional platform or in-water starts, but no prostheses or assistive devices are permitted.

About the photographer

Bob Martin

Bob Martin is a multi-award-winning sports photographer, who specializes in shooting action pictures for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. Martin has photographed ma...

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