Social media bits: Challenging limits and competition

Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action at the Badminton Malaysia Open in 2019 (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action at the Badminton Malaysia Open in 2019 (Photo by Stanley Chou/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...

A moment to remember 📆

Sebastian Korda is a big Rafael Nadal fan, so was excited when he came up against his idol at the French Open. After the match, the 20-year-old American even ask for an autograph - which Nadal happily did.

Karate returns 🥋

After more than seven months without competing, Sandra Sanchez has clinched gold at the national karate league after it's return.

Road to recovery ❤️‍🩹

After undergoing minor ankle surgery in September, Viktor Axelsen continues to rehab. And this week the Olympic medallist was on the stationary bike.

Photo gym op 📷

Two-time Paralympian Anrune Weyers strikes a gym pose during her training session back in South Africa.

Stunning victory 👏👏

Iga Swiatek stunned former world No. 1 and tournament favourite Simona Halep in just 70 minutes!

New debutant 🏉

Rugby 7s Rio 2016 gold medallist Ellia Green was a machine in her NRL Women's (rugby league) debut.

Dogs and coffee 🐕☕

Did you know 4 October was World Pet Day? To celebrate, we wanted to share swimmer Bruno Fratus and his rescue dog, Harrison.

"No, he's not snarling ... that was a yawn," Fratus wrote.

Pushing forward 🏋️‍♂️

Germany's Niko Kappel doing some powerlifts to ensure he's ready for the men's shot put event in the Paralympic Games next year.

No limits 💪

Australian wheelchair basketballer Shelley Cronau said no to the impossible.

Favourite swimming drills 🏊‍♀️

With the International Swimming League around the corner, head coach of team, Energy Standard, shared the classic "finger drag" drill performed by multiple world record holder Sarah Sjostrom.


It was celebrations for Sue Bird after the Seattle Storm won the WNBA this week - the American's fourth national title.

We hope to see her in Tokyo!

Guinness world-record holder 📜

KUNIEDA Shingo has been recognised by Guinness for winning the most Grand Slam titles in Wheelchair tennis. Way to go!