17 Stunning Multiple Exposure Photos Of Olympic Athletes

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Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Sporting events lend themselves to some very cool photography techniques.And when the multiple exposure technique is applied to sports, especially given the speed and intensity of the athletes, the effect is quite stunning.

In sports, multiple exposures at split-second intervals are used to create a single image in which an athlete can be seen in various stages of motion.

We drew on some striking images of Olympic athletes competing in different sports, or on various apparatuses in the case of gymnastics. All of the images are from photographers at Getty and the Associated Press

Denmark's Peter Jensen appears to look around in wonder as he flips through the air on the Men's trampoline

American gymnast Samuel Mikulak is captured during his performance

American Chris Brooks is seen on the pommel horse during the Olympic gymnastics trial. This multiple exposure short was taken at one-quarter second intervals

Brazil's Daniele Matias Hypolito can be seen going through various stages of her jump on the vault

This multiple exposure shot captures American gold medalist Gabby Douglas on the uneven bars

American gymnast Alexandra Raisman can be seen dismounting from the balance beam

This stunning multiple exposure shot by photographer Al Bello shows Ukraine's Olena Federova during the women's diving competition

This multiple exposure shot of a Chinese diver is striking and terrifying at the same time

Multiple exposures were put together to get this image of Georgian weightlifter Rauli Tsirekidze

While it might look like six boxers have jumped in a ring, this is a multiple exposure shot of American boxer Terrell Gausha and Indian boxer Vijender

Hungary's Barna Bor and Morocco's El Mehdi Malki are seen during the elimination round of the men's judo competition

This crisp multiple exposure image captures Korea's Hyun Hee Nam and France's Astrid Guyart during the bronze medal match

This multiple exposure of two Olympic fencers gives a sense of rapid movement unlike the others where the athlete seem to be captured at different moments

This multiple exposure captures China's Biao Chai during an intense return during the men's double's badminton quarter final

This in-camera multiple exposure shot shows China's Ning Ding and the table tennis ball at various stages of a shot during the women's gold medal match

This multiple exposure shot shows Brittney Resse at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field finals

Finally, this five-frame multiple exposure photo shows France's Lionel Guyon during the equestrian cross-country event

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