The most spectacular sports images of 2012

 

Roope Kakko of Finalnd warms up on the driving range prior to Day Two of the Madeira Islands Open at Santo da Serra Golf Course (This image was produced using a lens baby selective focus lens). Getty Images

 

Just a blur: Usain Bolt surged past all competitors at the Olympics in London. Reuters

 

Chris Gayle does the Gangnam and later on he also did the push-ups. He celebrated West Indies' World T20 triumph in style. Getty Images

 

Ethereal: Italy's Giulia Lapi and Mariangela Perrupato are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming duets technical routine qualification round. Reuters

 

Finally! Didier Drogba ended his stint at Chelsea by scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Getty Images

 

Valentina Vezzali of Italy competes against Arianna Errigo of Italy during their Women's Foil Individual Fencing Semi Final at the Olympics. Getty Images

 

A life dedicated to the rings: Emmanuel Lucenti of Argentina loses to Antoine Valois-Fortier of Canada in the Men's -81 kg Judo. Getty Images

 

The record-breaker: Lionel Messi - Mr.91-goals-in-2012, who is usually seen scoring goals, takes a throw-in during a match against Atletico Madrid. Getty Images

 

Britain delivered an absolutely brilliant Olympics opening ceremony. Getty Images

 

Mary Kom, star of the Indian Olympics contingent, connects with a punch en route to her bronze medal. AFP

 

Gold-digger: Michael Phelps competes in the Men’s 100m Butterfly Final at the Olympics. At the end of the 2012 edition, he had 22 total Olympic medals. Getty Images

 

An unnamed surfer takes to finding the perfect wave at Bronte Beach in Sydney. And it looks like he did. Getty Images

 

The winning colours: Youngest triple-champion Sebastian Vettel during final practice prior to qualifying for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix. Getty Images