TOKYO-2017 Editorial / sports

Waterpolo Warriors

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/sports
  • Photographer
    Adam Pretty

Waterpolo is one of the most physically demanding team sports played in the World Swimming Championships or the Olympics. Athletes are constantly under attack and fighting to keep their head above water, scarcely have a moment to recover whether in attack or defence. I wanted to illustrate how demanding the sport was by concentrating on capturing it from underwater, where the majority of the sometimes brutal physical exchanges happen away from the eyes of both referees. The action was captured here during the Budapest 2017 World Swimming Championships.