14 amazing moments from the first week of the European Games
See the motion of rhythmic gymnasts, the intense concentration of a table tennis player, the splash of a water polo match – all captured in these breathtaking photos.
As the first week of the first annual European Games wraps up in Baku, Azerbaijan, we're beginning to get a glimpse of the truly talented young athletes from around the world, like the multiple-medal winning rhythmic gymnasts from Israel pictured above. With thousands of competitors representing 51 countries, from Iceland to Italy, it has truly been an athletic feat to behold.
Take a look at some of the most arresting images from the European Games:
Nicolas Schori of Switzerland jumps as high as he can in the Men's Gymnastics Trampoline Individual Qualification at the National Gymnastics Arena on June 17. (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC)
A peek into the boxing ring at the Crystal Hall shows Joshua Buatsi of Great Britain (red) putting up his dukes against Teymur Mammadov of Azerbaijan (blue) in the Men's Boxing Light Heavyweight 81kg round of 32 bout on June 18. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for BEGOC)
Jennifer Bailey, Cicely Irwin and Josephine Sandovich of Great Britain gracefully coordinate their routine in the Gymnastics Acrobatic Women's Group Dynamic Qualification on June 17. (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC)
We look forward to seeing what the next week of the games holds! For a detailed schedule of events and to see the results so far, check out Baku2015.com.
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