Rio Olympic Games

CompanyTHE YOMIURI SHIMBUN
PhotographerAtsushi Taketazu
Prize1st Place in Sports / Field sports
Entry Description

Japan grabbed a surprise silver medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay with an Asian record of 37.60 seconds Friday at the Rio Olympic Games. Jamaica won its third consecutive Olympic gold in the men's 4x100-meter relay. Usain Bolt, 29, of Jamaica also won the 100 meters and 200 meters, making the Rio Games his third three-gold Olympics. Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time.

About Photographer

Atsushi Taketazu was born in Oita-Japan, in 1975. He graduated from Saitama University with a degree in education and started his career as a photographer of the Yomiuri Shimbun (Japanese daily newspaper) in 1999. He is based in Tokyo. He held exhibitions of his pictures, Canon gallery Ginza (Tokyo-Japan) and Canon galley Umeda (Osaka-Japan) in 2006, Kouenji Sirokuro (Tokyo-Japan) in 2008, Canon gallery Ginza (Tokyo-Japan) and Canon galley Umeda (Osaka-Japan) and Canon galley Sapporo (Hokkaido -Japan) in 2013. Taketazu has received several honors, including Prix de la Photographie, Paris(Px3), Photography Masters Cup.