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Airborne jubilation at the Women's World Cup: Rob Cianflone's best photograph

‘I was about to shoot Alex Morgan, captain of the USA team, celebrating – when Kelley O’Hara flew in, fists clenched and ponytail up in the air’

The key to a great sports shot is timing … and a lot of luck. There might be an amazing shot about to happen and then a player or an official steps in front of you. One time I was shooting a game where there were seven goals scored – but six of them happened at the other end of the pitch! One player alone scored four and I didn’t have anything of it because I was at the opposite end.

For this shot, it all came together. It was the 2019 Women’s World Cup and the USA were about to win their quarter-final against the hosts, France, at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Once we hit the 90-minute mark I followed the USA team’s captain, Alex Morgan, around the pitch with my lens, hoping she’d do something. During stoppage time she had moved away from me and I was worried she’d be too far off. I had a backup plan to photograph the bench instead, because the substitutes and staff often come running on to the pitch at the final whistle, but luckily the play came back towards my end.

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