September 17, 2012



The Iranian wrestler Omid Noroozi, who won the gold medal in the men's 60-kg category in London 2012, in a classical statue pose - the contrapposto - so apt for this style of Greco-Roman wrestling.

Contrapposto is an Italian term that means counterpose. It is used in the visual arts to describe a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot so that its shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs. This gives the figure a more dynamic, or alternatively relaxed appearance.

>> Here are all my photos from London 2012 Games

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Posted by mehrdad at September 17, 2012 08:54 AM | Photography |