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Aviva UK Athletics Grand Prix - Gateshead Stadium 31 August 09

 
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Sep 02, 2009 08:54 |  #1

I was fortunate to shoot the Aviva British Athletics Grand Prix at Gateshead international stadium on 31 August.

Here's a few pics, this was my first time for covering an athletics event, and it certainly took a while to get settled into the best angles etc:

Enjoy;
#1 United States twice world champion long jumper Dwight Phillips wins the gold medal with a Stadium record long jump of 8.39 metres, giving him a second win in the UK this year after taking gold at the Aviva London Grand Prix last month

IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0020-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/1600s f/3.2

#2: World Gold medal GBR Heptathlete Jessica Ennis competes in the womens 100m hurdles.
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0340-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/2500s f/2.8 (too wide , next time would use 3.2)

#3/4: Russian Viktor Chistyakov wins the Pole vault with a stadium record height of 5.70 metres.
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0146-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/640s f/4

IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0183-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/2000s f/3.5

#5: Christy Wurth-Thomas wins the womens 800m
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0082-Edit.jpg
70-200 1/3200 f/2.8

#6: World Silver medalist from last month in Berlin, GBR's Lisa Dobriskey wins the womens 1500M with a time of 4m 13.6s
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0534-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/2000s f/2.8

#7: Olympic world champion GBR Christine Ohuruogu Wins the womens 400M
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-7624-Edit.jpg
70-200 1/1250s f/2.8
(I thought I was quick taking the shot before 1 second on the clocks, but she's already in the air!)

#8: US sprinter Tyson Gay who smashed the US record, only to come second to Usayn Bolt at the World Championships in Berlin last month. Wins the mens 100M with a time of 10.15 seconds at the Aviva British Athletics Grand Prix at Gateshead International Stadium 31 August 2009
IMAGE: http://www.swaffs.co.uk/images/2009/Aviva_Athletics_WEB-August2009/MPA_UK_ATHLETICS_GATESHEAD-0621-Edit.jpg
400mm 1/2500s f/2.8
Notice US long jumper Dwight Phillips on the right, coming a close second!

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Sep 02, 2009 08:55 |  #2

those are great shots


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Sep 03, 2009 04:14 |  #3

Thanks


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Sep 03, 2009 05:49 |  #4

Great set of shots, love #3


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Sep 09, 2009 07:48 as a reply to  @ RipN'Pix's post |  #5

Great shots




  
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Sep 13, 2009 10:45 |  #6

Enjoyed the set. Thanks!




  
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