Sports pictures of the year

Posted : 2018-12-09 10:30 Updated : 2018-12-09 11:29
Alexey Romashov, an Olympic athlete from Russia in action during the Men's Large Hill Individual Trial Round Ski Jumping at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 17, 2018. Reuters

Driver Won Yunjong and Seo Youngwoo of South Korea take a curve during the two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Xu Mengtao of China crashes during Freestyle2 Skiing, Women's Aerials Finals at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Phoenix Snow Park, Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. Reuters

A hostess looks at medalists as they jump, during a medal ceremony at the Medal Plaza in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 20, 2018. Reuters

Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavinesp of Spain in action at the Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup 2018, Exhibition Program in Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2018. Reuters

Chloe Kim of the U.S. competes during the Women's Halfpipe Final at Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2018. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Tennis player Alexander Zverev of Germany in action during his semi-final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the ATP Finals at the O2, London, Britain, November 17, 2018. Reuters

Serena Williams of the United States yells at chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the women's final against Naomi Osaka of Japan on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, US., September 8, 2018. Reuters

Tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the trophy after winning the final of the Australian Open against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 28, 2018. Reuters

France's Kevin Mayer celebrates winning Men's Heptathlon at the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 in Birmingham, Britain, March 3, 2018. Reuters

Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Robinson celebrates winning the NFL Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., February 4, 2018. Reuters

Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer (21) upends Miami Dolphins tight end Nick O'Leary (83) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Reuters

Team Israel competes in the Synchronised Swimming Team Free Routine Final during the 2018 European Championships at the Scotstoun Sports Campus, Glasgow, Britain, August 4, 2018. Reuters

The Italian Frecce Tricolori aerobatic squad performs before the start of the Barcolana regatta in front of the Trieste harbour, Italy, October 14, 2018. Reuters

England soccer fans watch Sweden vs England during the football World Cup at the Flat Iron Square, London, Britain, July 7, 2018. Reuters

France's Ousmane Dembele, Presnel Kimpembe and Alphonse Areola celebrate winning the World Cup in the soccer World Cup Final match against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2018. Reuters

France players celebrate with Didier Deschamps after winning the soccer World Cup Final against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2018. Reuters

Soccer player Dries Mertens of Belgium in action with Panama's Jose Luis Rodriguez and Erick Davis during the World Cup Group G match between Belgium and Panama at Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, June 18, 2018. Reuters

Soccer player Georgi Shchennikov of CSKA Moscow stands during the match after fans set off flares in the stands during the Champions League match against AS Roma at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, November 7, 2018. Reuters

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scores an own goal and the first for France in the soccer World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2018. Reuters

Vikas Krishan of India in action with Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in Boxing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Men's 75kg Final Bout in Gold Coast, Australia, April 14, 2018. Reuters

Anthony Joshua in action against Alexander Povetkin during boxing WBA Super, IBF, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Titles at Wembley Stadium, London, Britain, September 22, 2018. Reuters

Mini X-Raid team driver Orlando Terranova and copilot Bernard Graue in action at 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally, 40th Dakar Edition First stage from Lima to Pisco, Peru, January 6, 2018. Reuters

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner during the Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One F1, at Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium, August 26, 2018. Reuters

Cyclist for Team Sky Chris Froome of Britain crashes during the 156.5-km Stage 9 from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix of the Tour de France, France, July 15, 2018. Reuters