Jumpers

Here are a few shots from a track meet I covered last Thursday in Velenje, Slovenia, an inviting city of about 25,000 in the north-central part of the country.

Photography is always secondary when I’m on assignment but smaller events like this afford some extra time for shooting. At top is Lázaro Borges of Cuba, who won the pole vault, and below is Olga Kucherenko of Russia, the long jump winner. In the Borges shot, I really liked the contrast of the colors against the night sky.

The rest are competitors in the women’s triple jump who as you can see, also get up pretty high. Enjoy!

Marija Sestak of Slovenia
Yasmine Regis of Great Britain
Anastasiya Potapova of Russia
Patricia Mamona of Portugal
Eleonora D’Elicio of Italy
Svetlana Bolshakova of Belgium

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