Amazing sports photographs

Getty Images has picked up an unprecedented 8 awards at the 2010 Sports Journalism Association Awards, including the prestigious Sports Photographer of the Year prize.
Chosen from the Sport Portfolio and the Specialist Sports Portfolio winners, Laurence Griffiths won the portfolio category for his 10 picture portfolio of best sporting images including the trophy celebrations at the UEFA Europa League Final and went on to pick up the overall Sports Photographer of the Year prize.
In the Sports Picture category, Getty photographers took home all of the prizes, including Paul Gilham taking the top award and Julian Finney and Mike Hewitt receiving highly commended awards. Hewitt was also highly commended in the Sports News Picture and Specialist Portfolio categories.
A full list of winners can be found on the Sports Journalists Association website, and you can see a slideshow of winning images above. For more information on Getty, visit the Getty Images website.

Atletico Madrid v Fulham - UEFA Europa League Final. HAMBURG, GERMANY - MAY 12Antonio Lopez of Atletico Madrid lifts the UEFA Europa League trophy following his team's victory at UEFA Europa League final match between Atletico Madrid and Fulham at HSH Nordbank Arena on May 12, 2010. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) World Snooker Championships. SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24.Steve Davis prepares to get the final frame underway on his way to victory in his match during the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on April 24, 2010. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

British Gas Swimming Championships - Day One SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MARCH 29Robert Renwick of The Glasgow Swim Team in action during the British Gas Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge on March 29, 2010 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images for British Gas)

Cricketers From The Ship Inn Cricket Club Play On The Beach. ELIE, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 29Cricketers from the Ship Inn Cricket Club play on the beach on August 29, 2010 in the Town of Elie, Fife, Scotland. This Image is taken from the book 'from the boundary's edge' to be published by Atlantic Books. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix - Race BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 01Jaime Alguersuari of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso retires from the race with an engine problem during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on August 1, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


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