Maltese photographer’s Lionel Messi’s photo selected amongst the top 10 sport action photo of the AIPS

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Maltese EPA photographer / stringer and sports journalist Domenic Aquilina’s photo of Lionel Messi was selected as a finalist in the AIPS Sport Media Awards in the Photographic category Top 10.

Domenic Aquilina was chosen after passing  a strict selection and will be the roster of the potential finalists.

The photo shoes FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi attemptsing an overhead kick during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on the 16 April 2019

The three names will be unveiled on January 15, 2020.



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Ganbat Chuluunbaatar (Mongolia), Before a catch! – Mongolian Sports Press Union
Juergen Feichter (Austria), Star Wars – EXPA Pictures
Franck Fife (France), Dune – AFP
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Vincent Riemersma (Netherlands), Sunrise Peloton – Algemeen Dagblad
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Scott Barbour (New Zealand), Australian Open Tennis 2019 – Australian Associated Press
Andy Cheung (Australia), Light, emotion & story telling – UK Tennis Magazine
Adnan El Hage Ali (Lebanon), Women fight bad weather – Al Akhbar
Julian Finney (United Kingdom), Sport – Getty Images
Alexander Hassenstein (Germany), Dohas track and field – Getty Images
Sergey Kivrin (Russia), Nomad Games. Gedebey, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan Airlines Magazine
Patrick B. Kraemer (Switzerland), Aquatics – European Pressphoto Agency
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Adam Pretty (Australia), Infinite trails – Getty Images
Justin Setterfield (United Kingdom), Road cycling portfolio of images from around the world – Photography
Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic), Horse racing – Czech News Agency
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