TOKYO -- A lifetime of work, and it can go in a blur.
On the track, in the air, underwater, from the mound — Olympians are built for moving fast. In the briefest flash, much can be revealed.
Slow the shutter speed just a tick and see the focus-amid-chaos as Spain's Daniel Sarmiento Melien leaps for a handball shot.
As a competitor prepares to whiz by, mountain biker Mathieu van der Poel of the Netherlands comes to a unintentional halt, tumbling to the ground while his ride flies off.
Runners in the mens' 5,000-meters with their feet fuzzy beneath them. A swirl of splashes and outstretched arms around an up-for-grabs ball at water polo. The stillness of Dallas Escobedo's head as the Mexican softballer spins her arm around to deliver a pitch.
Caught in motion for a lasting moment.
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