Sergei Ilnitsky of Russia, a photographer working for the European Pressphoto Agency, has won the second prize in the Sports Action Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest 2013 with the series The Golden Touch - Fencing at the Olympics. The picture shows Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during their Men's Foil Individual Round 16 at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London
Best Of London: Day 9 - Slideshows | James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain celebrates beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9. (Photo: Hannah Johnston / Getty Images) NBC Olympics
In a sport where it's difficult to get a unique shot, I commend this photographer.
"You imagine," said Richard, his voice rocketing between prayerful hope and excitement, "that you could fight me and survive?" __Richard Crawford, The Game of Kings by D.Dunnett [Credit - Epee by ETImagenez Photography]