Andy Hooper wins the Picture Editors' Guild awards

Sportsmail's Chief Sports Photographer Andy Hooper won the Olympic Picture of the Year at the Picture Editors' Guild awards on Monday.

He was commended in the Photo Essay section for a behind-the-scenes look at West Ham.

Hooper, who won Sports Photographer of the Year at the UK Press Awards two weeks ago, has worked at the Mail for 25 years. Here are his favourite 10 photographs in that time.

This moment managed to capture the pure joy of Olympic success and outpouring of joy during the Rio Games.


To capture this dramatic scene during the women's road race in Athens required a slice of luck.


This snap was the only usable picture to be taken of the streaker at the 1996 Wimbledon Final.


Gianfranco Zola, then playing for Chelsea, was caught in this dynamic pose in shocking conditions in Tromso.


Tom Daley's angelic pose was used in a fittingly festive edition of the newspaper.


This crash occurred in the Network Q rally and there was another one shortly afterwards.



Jean Van der Velde famously blew his lead at the last when leading the 1999 Open at Carnoustie.


This was an underwater shot of Paralympic swimming star Louise Watkins from London 2012.


Usain Bolt stormed to one of many golds - and huge numbers of photographers jostled for the best position.


Louis Smith performed his usual routine in somewhat unusual surroundings, on a horse!





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