Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Events / Sport

Road to Gold

  • Photographer
    Vedran Galijas
  • Agency / Studio
    Just Pictures Gmbh
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 9, Sony Alpha 7 Iii And Sony Alpha 7ii
  • Photo Date

In January 2020 the Youth Olympic Winter Games were held in Lausanne. Among other sports the women ice hockey tournament took place. During this time I had the chance to photograph the Japanese team which ultimately took the gold medal. I was very impressed how they played against teams that were physically much stronger and from countries where ice hockey is much more developed. It was amazing to see how they introduced their own culture like bowing as a sign of respect after each goal or at the end of the game.