Social media best bits: Dancing queens, music and volleyball on a mountain

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia competes in the repechage heats of the 2019 World Surfing Games (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
Stephanie Gilmore of Australia competes in the repechage heats of the 2019 World Surfing Games (Photo by Matt Roberts/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...

What a throw! 🦅

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Johannes Vetter mammoth throw during the Continental Tour Gold meet.

The German recorded the second longest throw in javelin history, right behind the world record set by three-time Olympic champion Jan Železný in 1996.

Happy Father's Day 👨‍👧

On Sunday (6 September), Australians celebrated Father's Day. And footballer Emily Gielnik shared a story about her dad.

Double header 🏃‍♂️

It was back-to-back racing for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist. He finished ninth in both Hamburg and Helvellyn races.

Would you? 🏐

There are lots of places to play volleyball: the beach, on a court, on grass maybe in the house but playing on top of mountain might be new territory.

Dancing Queen 💃

Haven Shepherd isn't just a Paralympic hopeful but she is also a newly crowned dancing queen after pulling out the moves.

Ticket to Tokyo 🎫

It was a special day for a handful of Australia's Paralympic athletes as the first members of the team for Tokyo 2020 were announced.

On this day 📅

This week a special memory was marked. Sixty years ago American Otis Davis did the unthinkable by breaking the 45 second barrier in the 400m.

Training with mountain views ⛰️

Preparations are in full swing for Simon van Dorp ahead of the European Championships next month (9-11 October). The Dutch athlete has been spending time in Austria training with quite a stunning view.

Rock n Roll 🎸

Surfer Steph Gilmore pulled out the bass this week.

Back on the Road to Tokyo 🗼

The Kosovo Olympic Judo team have been at a camp with the Turkish national team in Erzurum - a city sitting at over 2,000m. Preparations come ahead of the return of competitions with the Budapest Grand Slam next month (23-25 October 2020).

#GymMotivation🏋️

Need motivation to get moving again? Well, Rio 2016 champion Thomas Roehler is here to help. The German javelin thrower shared his ab workout.

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