POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Sports Picture Story

First Place

Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post
“Cairo’s Last Breath”

Second Place

Chris Donovan / Freelance
“This Is Flint”

Third Place

Matt Gade / The Daily Republic
“Thing called rodeo”

Award of Excellence

Sascha Fromm / Thueringer Allgemeine
“Underwater Rugby”

Award of Excellence

“Underwater Rugby”

Underwater rugby, first played 1964 in Germany, is a widely unknown team sport, played underwater. Two teams try to score a ball into the opponents’ basket at the bottom of a swimming pool.