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Dec 30

Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again – 10 July
135mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000

Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made – what lens do you go on as you don’t know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape? Are they jumpers or fallers when they win? What’s the light doing? You just know whatever choices you make have to be right. Of course you can never legislate for a player turning away from his family and pointing in the wrong direction from the majority of photographers like Andy Murray did in 2013. Luckily he didn’t repeat that this year.

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Dec 16

British Fencing needs to find an urgent riposte to UK Sport’s funding slash | Richard Williams

Judy Guinness relinquished a foil gold medal in Los Angeles by pointing out judging errors – but 84 years later her sport has been stripped of Games funding

In the run-up to last summer’s Rio Olympics, British Fencing announced a new “brand identity” – a redesigned logo, in other words. Rendered in slanted sans-serif capitals in red and blue against a white background, the governing body’s title was now marked by three dramatic oblique slashes, as if inflicted by a duellist’s sabre. Unfortunately, however, these wounds have proved to be neither merely symbolic nor superficial.

Related: UK Sport funding axe ‘catastrophic’ for badminton, says chief executive

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