2013 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

The Golden Touch


Sergei Ilnitsky

European Pressphoto Agency

04 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.

Courtney Hurley of the USA in action against Violetta Kolobova of Russia during their women’s team epee bronze medal match. The American team won the medal.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Focal length
400 mm
Canon EOS-1DX

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