Social media best bits: From comeback wins to milestone moments

Sarah Robertson of Great Britain makes a break during the Women's FIH Field Hockey Pro League match against New Zealand on 23 June 2019 (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Sarah Robertson of Great Britain makes a break during the Women's FIH Field Hockey Pro League match against New Zealand on 23 June 2019 (Photo by Alex Davidson/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...

New silverware... and hat? 🏆

England international Lucy Bronze has won the prized FA Cup with her side Manchester City and the trophy could be some sort of fashion statement.

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Went to Wembley and got myself a new hat 😁

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Engagement news! 💍

Sue Bird, a WNBA great with the Seattle Storm, and Megan Rapinoe, the 2019 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, are a sporting power couple and now engaged!!

Milestone achieved ✅

With the FIH's Pro League underway, the recent round of matches saw Great Britain player Sarah Robertson reach her 50th cap for her country.

Bananas! 🍌

Have you ever thought about doing a gymnastics routine in a banana costume?

Viva Italia? 🎽

Don't be confused if athlete Jochem Dobber wears an Italian shirt whilst training in the woods. The Olympic hopeful says he is Dutch as Dutch as he can be.

Not sorry for that shot 🏓

Training is well underway in Weihai for the upcoming Dishang 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup. This rally between Lilyan Zhang and Adriana Diaz is something else.

It's been a while 😉

Spanish dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón was able to have a bit of a laugh after he tried to hop onto the platform after a win.

"It has been a while since the last time I placed on the podium," he wrote.

Afternoon swims 🐶

Puppy swims are the best swims right? But Theo doesn't seem too sure about the water yet.

Comeback trial 👟

Wayde van Niekerk has continued his comeback with his first race since September.

Trickshot time 🏓

The slow motion capture of this trick shot from Alberto Seoane makes it just as good.

It's blowing 💨

It was a windy day out on the water for Canadian duo Jacob Saunders and Agustin Ferrario.

1,000 wins 🙌

Rafael Nadal has just hit another milestone in his career with his 1000th match win after he beat Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters.

Rolly polly 🛶

Sometimes the rushing rapids on the canoe slalom course can be deceiving and well, sometimes it means you end up in the water.

"When the water is dishonest," Pepe Goncalves wrote.

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