Emma’s elation and England’s near-miss... 2021 in pictures
1: 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu won the US Open women’s singles final at Flushing Meadows, New York, in September.
2: Liam Williams crosses the line for Wales against Fiji during the Autumn Nations Series in Cardiff. The hosts won 38-23.
3: Aged 13 years and 28 days, Sky Brown became the youngest Briton to win an Olympic medal when she took bronze in Tokyo in August.
4: The nation shared manager Gareth Southgate’s joy as England reached the final of Euro 2020...
5: ...but it was Italy who would take the crown at Wembley.
6: Max Verstappen, centre, clinched his maiden Formula One title on a thrilling and controversial last lap of the season.
7: Novak Djokovic claimed his sixth Wimbledon title with a four-set triumph over Italian Matteo Berrettini...
8: ...but in a memorable sporting year for Italy, Lamont Jacobs, right, took gold in the men’s 100 metres at the Tokyo Olympics.
9: Chelsea claimed their second Champions League title with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto...
10: ...and Chelsea women also enjoyed a successful season. Here, Pernille Harder celebrates the first of her three goals that helped her side to a 6-0 victory over West Ham in the League Cup semi-final.