2013 Photo Contest, Sports Action, 2nd prize

The Golden Touch


Sergei Ilnitsky

European Pressphoto Agency

05 August, 2012

Years of training, thousands of battles, and hundreds of victories prepared fencing competitors for the opportunity to stand on the piste at the 2012 London Olympic Games to fight for gold.

About the photographer

Sergei Ilnitsky

Sergei Ilnitsky is a staff photographer for European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Moscow since 2003. He was born in 1974 in the small town of Mariupol, Ukraine. His passion for ph...

Background story

London, UK

Fencing at the London 2012 Olympics.

Yuki Ota of Japan reacts after beating Peter Joppich of Germany in the last bout of the men’s team foil semifinal.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/800 sec
Focal length
120 mm
Canon EOS-1DX

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