The Art of Performance – Series 2

Mark Foster 50m Freestyle, Barcelona 2003

At 00.76 seconds and 00.81 seconds after the starting gun respectively, swimmers Mark Foster and Aleksandr Popov reacted 6th and 7th quickest. It is all the more impressive that they come through to finish the race in 1st and 2nd position.

The fluid lines of this infographic represent the position of each swimmer during the race – the lead position being at the top of the canvas. The small graph at the bottom right shows the speed of each swimmer throughout race.


Dame Kelly Holmes 800m & 1500m, Athens 2004

When runner Dame Kelly Holmes finished first in both the 800m and the 1500m race of the Athens 2004 Olympics, she won double gold.

The visualisation of this extraordinary performance is inspired by a bird’s-eye view of a running track. Holmes is represented by the gold line while her competitors are in silver. Because the races are run counter clockwise, the lines should be traced likewise.


Jonathan Edwards Triple Jump, Gothenburg 1995

Jonathan Edwards took jumping to another level when he jumped 17.29m at the 1995 IAAF World Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden. An achievement worth visualising, if you’re asking us!

Working from the centre, each slice of the semicircle represents a jump of the Men’s Triple Jump Final. All competitors can be distinguished in part, but the infographic focusses mostly on Jonathan Edwards, Brian Wellmann and Jérôme Romain, who respectively won a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal. The velocity of the leaders’ hops, skips and jumps are also visualised in the small graph at the bottom right.


All images designed by Accept & Proceed for Planet K2.



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