13 Photos that Show the Extraordinary Dedication of Athletes to Be the Best

    13 Photos that Show the Extraordinary Dedication of Athletes to Be the Best

    13 Photos that Show the Extraordinary Dedication of Athletes to Be the Best
    Tania
    11:07 AM EDT, September 15, 2021, updated: 6:23 PM EDT, September 16, 2021

    An athlete's participation in important competitions is sometimes years of hard work, requiring a lot of sacrifices. Sometimes nothing says it more than a single, accurate photo.

    Here is a collection of photos that say more than a thousand words.

    #1 Cupping Is Very Popular Among Many Athletes

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    #2 It Is Not Necessarily Pleasant and You Look “A Little” Weird Afterwards

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    #3 Many Athletes Endure Years of Chronic Pain Related to Their Sport and Sometimes Visit Hospitals

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    #4 Alex Gregory’s Hands After Hours of Training

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    #5 Sometimes Some Muscles Just Can’t Handle the Pressure They’re Under

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    #6 The Hand of Gymnast Ellie Black. What’s a Little Blood When There’s Gold at Stake

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    #7 And Sometimes You Get Corns and Abscesses on Every Finger. But for This Special Medal - It’s Worth It

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    #8 Extreme Effort Requires Extreme Swimming

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    #9 After Annemiek Van Vleuten Suffered an Accident Leading the Pack in Rio, She Didn’t Talk About Her Stitches and Wounds, but Apologized for Failing

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    #10 One Has a Way

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    #11 Do Anything Needs to Be Said Here?

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    #12 Muscles Ready for an Unearthly Workout

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    #13 …When It Comes to the Most Important Trophy in an Athlete’s Life

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    Which photo surprised you the most?

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