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
#2 It Is Not Necessarily Pleasant and You Look “A Little” Weird Afterwards
#3 Many Athletes Endure Years of Chronic Pain Related to Their Sport and Sometimes Visit Hospitals
#4 Alex Gregory’s Hands After Hours of Training
#5 Sometimes Some Muscles Just Can’t Handle the Pressure They’re Under
#6 The Hand of Gymnast Ellie Black. What’s a Little Blood When There’s Gold at Stake
#7 And Sometimes You Get Corns and Abscesses on Every Finger. But for This Special Medal – It’s Worth It
#8 Extreme Effort Requires Extreme Swimming
#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
#10 One Has a Way
#11 Do Anything Needs to Be Said Here?
#12 Muscles Ready for an Unearthly Workout
#13 …When It Comes to the Most Important Trophy in an Athlete’s Life
Which photo surprised you the most?