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Then we bring to your attention a selection of the best photos taken at various sports competitions in 2015.
It is impossible to observe ski jumping from a springboard without a heart sinking: at great speed and decent height athletes overcome up to several hundred meters. The Norwegian jumper Anders Fannemel can bring 2015 into an asset: at the world championship in the Swedish Falun, he won gold in the team championship.
Beth Correia (left) and Rhonda Rosie (right)
One of the best female fighters in the UFC, Rhonda Rousey, suffered a first career loss in November and lost the title of champion of the organization in the lightest weight. But a few months before that, the American defended her title by knocking out Brazilian Beth Correia in just 34 seconds.
Matt Schomeker (number 52)
The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Matt Schomeker is preparing to make a throw in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers.At the end of the season, the California team failed to win the title, completing their performance in the Глав finals of Major League Baseball.
French rider William Bonnet in July was seriously injured during a massive dam of athletes in the third stage of the tour de France stage race. The athlete received a head injury and a fracture of the cervical vertebrae. The athlete began to move only in October, now he will have a long rehabilitation.
In March 2015, the Islanders hockey player Tyler Kennedy joined the New York team from San Jose Sharks. In 13 matches of the regular season last season, the Canadian striker scored two goals for his new club and made three assists. This season, the player is already playing for the New Jersey Devils, but has not yet managed to open an account for his goals.
Last season, young American center Frank Kaminsky shone at the National University Sports Association. Before the start of the current NBA championship, a 22-year-old basketball player was selected for the draft by the Charlotte Hornets Club.
Canadian swimmer Eric Hedlin took part in the Pan American Games last year.At these competitions are athletes from North, South and Central America. Hedlin went to the start of the ten-kilometer open-water marathon and came to the finish line ninth.
The semifinal match of the men's single tournament on the Australian Open between Czech Tomas Berdykh and Briton Andy Murray was very tense and lasted three and a half hours. At one point in the meeting, the Czech tennis player almost ate the ball, but the victory eventually went to Murray.
Players of the team "Harlem Globrotters" and the Pope
“Harlem Globrotrotters” is an American basketball team that takes part exclusively in exhibition matches and arranges demonstration performances. Last May, members of the team visited the residence of Pope Francis in the Vatican, where they tried to teach the pontiff to twist the ball on his finger.
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hossu is a recognized star of world sports. At last year's World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, the athlete won two gold and one bronze medal. She does not have Olympic medals yet, so at the Games in Rio de Janeiro Hossa will try very hard.
Equestrian sport is a very dangerous and entertaining sport. Horses, overcoming various obstacles, often lose their balance, and riders find themselves on the ground. The same happened with Irishman Rabbi Walsh, who performed at the Cheltenham Festival in England.
World Championships in Athletics 2015
Participants in the women's high jump tournament at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing are resting before another attempt. As a result, the Russian Maria Koutchina won the competition, who was able to get around the second Croat Blanca Vlasic and who closed the top three strongest compatriot Anna Chicherova.
Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian national cricket team, is one of the most titled representatives of this sport in the world. Kohli lives a game and always emotionally reacts to the successes and failures of his team.
In rugby before the start of the fight for the ball, the strongest athletes put their teammates on their shoulders. Born in New Zealand, Luke Thompson (center) in favor of the Japanese team. His team failed to show off at the World Championships in England and Wales, being behind the playoffs.
The former boyfriend of Maria Sharapova - Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov - did not win a single tournament last year. In a match against Rafael Nadal at a competition in Madrid, the Bulgarian lost their nerves, which is why the tennis player’s racket was smashed to smithereens.
Marshal Janda (right) and Kevin Minter
American football is similar to rugby, but there are serious differences in the rules of these sports. The North American version of the ball game is much more contact. Marshal Yanda from Baltimore Ravens decided not to stand on ceremony with Kevin Minter from Arizona Cardinals in a power struggle.
Arkansas Razorbucks Players
Many athletes are big fans of gadgets and active users of social networks. American football players from the Arkansas Razorbucks student club while away the time before another game.
Mexican athlete Carlos Lamadrid performed poorly at the Pan American Games. In water skiing in the discipline of slalom, he took 17th place out of 18 participants.
Turkish gymnast Ibrahim Cholak represented his country at the first European Games in Baku.In the rings exercise, the athlete performed successfully and won a bronze medal.
Football players are very superstitious people, many of them have different traditions and rituals that they observe before, during and after matches. Forward Manchester City Sergio Aguero is no exception. After a hat-trick in a meeting of the championship of England against the "Newcastle" Argentina striker decided to kiss the ball.
Chris Alighieri (left) and Amir Khan
British boxer of Pakistani descent Amir Khan in May defended his WBC Silver belt in a fight with fellow countryman Chris Alighieri. Throughout the fight, held in New York, Khan was much more active opponent. The judges unanimously gave him the victory.
Evian Women's Golf Tournament
Spectators of the women's golf tournament in the French city of Evian watching the competition on top of the scenery, enclosing the playing field.
Usain Bolt (left)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt almost got a serious injury after a cameraman on a segway knocked him down at the World Championships in Beijing. Fortunately, everything turned out well: the multiple Olympic champion and winner of the world championships got off lightly.
The player of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Kansas City Royals Terrance Gore did not receive individual awards for the last season. But the most prestigious world baseball title was won by his team, winning the league.
Last season was for the Russian Maria Sharapova not the most successful in his career. Tennis player won two WTA tournaments, but she failed to win a single victory in Grand Slam competitions. However, financially, Sharapova continues to flourish: without a prize, the Russian woman again headed the rating of the richest female athletes of the year.
20-year-old weightlifter from Venezuela Genesis Rodriguez Gomez at the Pan American Games nearly got a serious injury. The athlete weighing 53 kilograms attempted to lift a 106-pound barbell, but lost consciousness right during the exercise. After that, she continued to compete and even took second place.
Any car racing is fraught with serious risk, viewers often witness terrible accidents. The racer Larry Dickson miraculously was not injured in the accident that happened at the drag racing competitions.
Zeng Cheng, goalkeeper of the Chinese national football team, is stormy to express dissatisfaction with the decision of the judge to award a penalty in his goal in the Asian Cup match against Saudi Arabia.
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal failed to show his maximum last season, winning just three ATP tournaments. In the competition, held in Monte Carlo, Rafu was not allowed to enter the semifinals compatriot David Ferrer.
USA Water Polo Team
The US women's water polo team won the world championship in Kazan, beating the Netherlands team in the final match. By tradition, the head coach of the American team Adam Krikorian goes to the pool with his players.
Englishwoman Alex Danson, who plays for her national hockey team, last year won gold at the European Championships. This was largely due to the selfless actions of the athlete on the field.
After the victory of “Barcelona” in the Champions League final, blue-pomegranate defender Gerard Pique cut the net from the gates of the Olympic stadium in Berlin. The Spaniard is a big fan of basketball, where players, after winning titles, cut the net off the rings.