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Olympics: Best Photographs

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See the best photographs from the Olympic games in Tokyo.



Owen Wright of Team Australia

Brain injury survivor Owen Wright of Team Australia wins the men's Bronze Medal for surfing.

Six years ago the Australian surfer Owen Wright suffered a traumatic brain injury in a surfing accident. After the accident he had to learn to walk and surf again. Now he's won the Olympic bronze medal.


200 Meter Sprint

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce competes in the women's 200m semi-finals


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The Men's Skiff - 49er class race.



Mykayla Skinner of Team United States trains on vault during the Women's Podium Training.


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Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match.


Water Polo

Team ROC - Hungary

Ekaterina Prokofyeva of Team ROC scores a goal past goalkeeper Alda Magyari of Team Hungary during the Women's Preliminary Round Group B match.



Malawi's Areneo David competes in the men's individual eliminations.


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Japan - Spain

Rui Hachimura of Team Japan dunks the ball against Spain during the Men's Preliminary Round Group C game.


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Cycling - Mountain Bike

Thomas Pidcock of Team Great Britain ahead of Mathias Flueckiger of Team Switzerland during the Men's Cross-country race



Ecuador's Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera competes in the women's 76kg weightlifting competition.


Table Tennis

China - France

China's Xu Xin and Ma Long, and France's Alexandre Cassin and Emmanuel Lebesson compete during the men's team quarterfinals table tennis match.


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Pole Vault

Armand Duplantis of Team Sweden competes in the Men's Pole Vault Final.


50m freestyle swimming

An underwater view shows Denmark's Pernille Blume competing in the final of the women's 50m freestyle swimming.


Sport Climbing

Mickael Mawem of France during the Sport Climbing Men's Combined Lead Qualification.


Canoe Slalom

Jessica Fox of Team Australia competes in the Women's Kayak Slalom Heats 2nd Run.



Inna Deriglazova of Team ROC (L) competes against Lee Kiefer of Team United States (R) in the Women's Foil Individual Fencing Gold Medal Bout.


Triple Jump

Spain's Ana Peleteiro (Bronze), Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas (Gold) and Portugal's Patricia Mamona (Silver) celebrate on the track following the women's triple jump final.



Max Whitlock of Team Great Britain competes in the Men's Pommel Horse Final.


Hammer Throw

Poland's Malwina Kopron competes in the women's hammer throw final.


Balance Beam

Simone Biles of Team United States competes in the Women's Balance Beam Final.


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