2013 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize

The Golden Touch

Photographer

Sergei Ilnitsky

European Pressphoto Agency

31 July, 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.

Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt celebrates his victory against Peter Joppich of Germany in their men’s foil individual match.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec
Focal length
70 mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
2000
Camera
Canon EOS-1DX

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