Dragon boat shot captures world's best sports photo prize

By Long Nguyen   April 25, 2020 | 09:30 am GMT+7
The image of a dragon-shaped boat competing in a traditional race in central Quang Ngai Province has scooped an international sports photo award.
The dragon-shaped boat is heading to the finish line in a traditional spring festival in Son Tinh District, central Quang Ngai Province. Talking about the photo helping him win Agoras #Sport2020 award, Tuan Nguyen said it was challenging to take this aerial photo with the sea’s high winds. He had to take a guess at the speed of the boat and choose the right angle for his drone. The contest of Agora gathered sports photos of all kinds, taken by photographers from 193 countries. In the top 50 finalist, five photos were taken in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

The dragon-shaped boat heads for the finish line during a traditional spring festival in Son Tinh District, central Quang Ngai Province. Commenting on the photo, which helping him win Agora's #Sport2020 award, Tuan Nguyen said it was challenging to take due to the strong sea winds affecting the drone. Agora gathers sports photos of all kinds, taken by photographers from 193 countries. Of the top 50 images, five were taken in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

This group of women never misses their weekly practice at their local stadium. One requisite to join the group is to wear a t-shirt with the national Vietnamese flag as a uniform, the photographer talked about his photo, taken in Hanoi. Photo by Agora/ducnaga. 

"This group of Hanoi women never misses their weekly exercise. One requisite to join is to wear a T-shirt with the national Vietnamese flag." Photo by Agora/ducnaga. 

Children playing football  at a local stadium in coastal Ninh Thuan Province is also in the list. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

A photo of children playing football at a local stadium in coastal Ninh Thuan Province also made the list. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

Stick-pushing is a traditional game in which two players compete around an old bamboo stick, the first one getting pushed out of the circle is the loser. This photo was taking in northern Vietnam. Photo by Agora/hong.nguyen2171984.

Two players in northern Vietnam compete around an old bamboo stick, with the first one pushed out of the circle being the loser. Photo by Agora/hong.nguyen2171984.

Truong Tien Bridge in the ancient town of Hue is filled with cyclists. Photo by Agora/thanhtoanphotographer.

Truong Tien Bridge in the ancient town of Hue is filled with cyclists. Photo by Agora/thanhtoanphotographer.

 
 
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