TOKYO (AP) – It’s easy to think of the Olympics as epic, like a collection of important moments stitched together into one grand and thrilling narrative. And the Games are often certainly that. But sometimes the genius is in the details – not even the details of the actual competition, necessarily, but the little things that happen by the way.
In the case of Associated Press photographer David Goldman, Briton’s wet-footed Jessica Learmonth tells her own story on Tuesday as she steps through the rain from the bike stage of the women’s individual triathlon to running.
For AP photojournalist Dita Alangkara, hitting a shuttlecock, captured with the hand of Taiwanese Tai Tzu Ying in her match against Frenchwoman Qi Xuefei on Wednesday, reveals a fleeting interaction with the most captivating badminton equipment. big everything.
The big moment and the small detail: A skilled photojournalist is ready to capture both at any time. For this, the Olympics provide some of the most intriguing canvases of all.
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