Social media best bits: World records, trophies and preparations

Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain competes in the Women's 60m heat during the Indoor Track and Field Meeting Karlsruhe on 29 January 2021 (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain competes in the Women's 60m heat during the Indoor Track and Field Meeting Karlsruhe on 29 January 2021 (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Every week, Tokyo 2020 will bring you the best sport posts from the social media world. This week, take a look at how athletes are keeping fit and more...

Qualified

Indian table tennis star and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra sealed her berth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after finishing second at the Asian Olympic Qualifier event in Qatar’s capital Doha.

Point and shoot

It's a sweep! The Olympic Skeet shooter Amber Jo Hill secures a World Record at the New Delhi Games and a gold medal.

Cruisin'

A sunset, a curb, a street - that's all Canadian skateboarding sensation Annie Guglia ever needs to enjoy her day.

Flame of hope

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay has begun and even though French double-Olympic champion Teddy Riner won’t be a torchbearer, he has shared his hopes with his fans through the Olympic flame, four months before fighting for a historic third title in a row in judo (+100kg).

Meet prep

How does a pole vaulter prepare ahead of a competition? Well, Team USA's Sandi Morris showed her followers just what is involved.

Next stop: Tokyo

South Korea’s Choi Injeong won an individual gold medal in at the Epee of Kazan World Cup. But more importantly she won another medal, a silver in team competition with Team South Korea. By reaching top 4 place in team rankings, Team South Korea confirmed their place at the Olympics this summer.

All in a day's work

After finishing one training camp in Spain, Dutch judoka Noël van't End was at another camp, this time in Georgia.

Deadlifts

Team USA's Haylie McCleney is a few months away before facing off rival Japan in the much anticipated women's softball match, but first she's got to lift this beast of heavyweights.

A recipe for success?

Swipe to see why Team GB 1500 metre runner Jake Wightman was left feeling like a potato after his latest workout.

Ona, ocean defender

Spanish athlete Ona Carbonell, London 2012 medallist for artistic swimming, celebrated World Water Day by posting this video she shot months ago whilst still pregnant with her son Kai.

Is there no end to her talent?

GB superstar and world 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith made waves away from the athletics track when she scooped up the International Sports Press Association's Column of the Year award.

Mixing up the moves

Sport climbing sensation Shauna Coxey is keeping her workouts fresh by combining dance moves with her usual acts of superhuman strength.

Do this every day and…

After a long and hard training, nothing feels better than an ice bath. Can you see his happy face? South Korean diver, Woo Ha-ram is preparing for his second Olympics

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