2023 Eyes of History Still Contest: Sports Feature/Reaction

A feature or reaction picture that is sports related. Reaction by participants or fans, or reaction by competitors away from the action (even if still on the field of play) should be included in this category.

First Place

Doug Mills, The New York Times
OLY SPT: NYTOLY22 - BEIJING OLYMPICS 2022 - Luge - Team - Men - Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany hug after winning the gold medal at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre, in Yanqing China, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.

Second Place

Jack Gruber, USA Today
Tearful Goodbye: USA Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, the winner of more Olympic gold medals in the halfpipe than any other snowboarder in Olympic history, breaks down in tears at the base of the Olympic halfpipe marking his retirement from the sport after finishing fourth in the snowboard halfpipe final of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at Genting Snow Park on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.

Third Place

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
World Cup Qatar: LUSAIL, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) holds up the World Cup trophy after defeating France to win the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on December 18, 2022.

Award of Excellence

Al Drago, The New York Times
K Heads: Cameron Crazies hold cutouts of Duke Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski during a taping of ESPN’s College GameDay inside Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University, in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Krzyzewski coached his final home game after 41 years, against North Carolina on Saturday, as the Blue Devils lost to the Tar Heels 81-94.

Award of Excellence

Kent Nishimura, Los Angeles Times
Savannah Bananas: Savannah Banana Malachi Mitchell (2) flips in the air as the team cheers before the start of a banana ball game against the Kansas City Monarchs at Legends Field in Kansas City, KS, Friday, May 6, 2022.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
In the Clouds: DORAL, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 29: Team Captain Lee Westwood of Majesticks GC plays a shot on the driving range during the semifinals of the LIV Golf Invitational - Miami at Trump National Doral Miami on October 29, 2022 in Doral, Florida.