Social media best bits: Beekeeping, scubadiving and foot tennis

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100m final during the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100m final during the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships (Photo by Christian Petersen/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 returning to training

Scubadiving for Olympics 🤿

Farida Osman may not be back in the pool just yet to prepare for the Olympics, but her scubadiving escapades is a good substitute.

Play hard, train hard

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka showed how he is clay training from his base in Monaco.

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💥💥💥#hardwork #trusttheprocess

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On this day 🗓

This week, on 26 July, we re-lived American Carl Lewis famous long jump gold medal from the Atlanta 1996 Games. The man himself almost couldn't believe how time has quickly gone by since that day.

One extreme to the next 🪂🐝

Well, it's been a busy week for American swimmer Caeleb Dressel, who not only went skydiving but did a spot of beekeeping too.

Connecting online 🌎

During the five-day festival of Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences, British wheelchair tennis player Lucy Shuker was joined by Dr. Emma Kavanagh.

Return to the pool 🏊‍♀️

Russian-born American synchronised swimmer Mariya Koroleva had not been back in the pool since Rio 2016 and has declined the call of the water for many years. But two weeks ago, out of the blue and also during the lockdown period, Koroleva had the urge to go back to the pool and is feeling really good about it.

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I refused to swim for 4 YEARS after the 2016 Olympics 😱 ⋯ After Rio 2016, I had ZERO desire to be in a pool, even just for fun. Over the last few years, I’ve been asked to swim in a few shows for my club @wcaquanuts but aside from that, I didn’t swim at all. ⋯ Every summer I’d tell myself that this is the year I’ll start swimming again, and yet every summer I still never did. I don’t know what it was...I loved coaching AT the pool but never wanted to be IN the pool. ⋯ Out of nowhere, two weeks ago I got the urge to swim. In quarantine it’s been quite an ordeal just to reserve a one-hour lap swim lane, but nevertheless I’ve now gotten in the pool a whopping four times. For the first time since 2016, I actually WANT to swim! 😆 ⋯ I’m not in the water because I want to burn calories or hit a certain time doing a 100m freestyle. I’m swimming because it FEELS GOOD ✨ No pressure, no goals, just being in the water and remembering why I fell in love with it in the first place. ⋯ I’m back in the pool where I trained for the Rio Olympics, the pool where I wore a rash guard for a lot of the season because the heater was constantly broken 😩 The first time I got in I actually felt like I had PTSD just from remembering how cold I was every day in 2016 😂 ⋯ It feels INCREDIBLE to be in the water again, to feel that weightlessness, to float upside down and feel like the entire world stops. I am SO HAPPY to be reconnecting with my happy place 💙💦 #waterisourworld #waterbaby #olympian

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Speeding up 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

It's been a busy period for Australia's favourite long distance runner and there are no signs of Genevieve Gregson slowing down. After breaking Melbourne's Botanic Gardens Tan track record in March, which had stood for 12 years, the 30-year-old was pushing herself again but up in sunny Queensland.

Battle of the Brits continues 🎾

Preparations have continued for the restart of the professional tennis tour for Brit Andy Murray at the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event. While it ended in a loss with mixed doubles partner Jodie Burrage, there was one winner from the two-time Olympic Champion that was mind blowing.

Do good, feel good 🎒

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has taken time off from the track to give back to her community. Just look at the new school backpacks they'd be receiving from her.

Foot tennis 🏓

Has Jang Woojin invented a new sport? Look at him hit those table tennis balls with his amazing footwook.

Slow burn 🏃‍♂️

French Surfer Jérémy Florès is getting back into the rhythm of things. This week he's been back on the treadmill and getting pumped up to get ready to hit the waves.