Social media best bits: From surfs up to hall of fame

Karsten Warholm of Norway wins at 400m Hurdles Men during the ISTAF 2020 athletics meeting on 13 September 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
Karsten Warholm of Norway wins at 400m Hurdles Men during the ISTAF 2020 athletics meeting on 13 September 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/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...

Flash in slow mo ⚡

Karsten Warholm has been making waves in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 and it looks like nothing is slowing him down.

Extreme balance ⚖️

Argentine judoka Pau Pareto has taken push ups to the next level by adding three plates, not for weight... but for balance.

Back to work 🏉

It's three weeks into the re-launch of Australia's men's rugby 7s journey to Tokyo 2020. Coach Tim Walsh, who lead Australia's win to gold in Rio, has been capturing the behind the scenes.

Surfs up 🏄‍♂️

Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira landed his Tokyo 2020 berth after winning his first World Title back in 2019. With seven months to the Games, Ferreira is all about honing his pipe master skills.

Hall of Famer 🏅

He received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history when he won gold at Beijing 2008 and now Matthew Mitcham has been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Rain, hail or shine...and snow ⛄

No amount of snow is going to stop Italian Para athlete Roberto la Barbera from training.

First perfect 10 of 2021 🔟

With the World Surf League back underway, it didn't take long for the first perfect 10 of the season to be awarded.

Diving for Tokyo 2020 🏃‍♂️

Dutch marathon runner Frank Futselaar gave it all he had as he dove across the finishing line at the Valencia Marathon in an Olympic qualifying time.

No ones looking 👀

Team GB artistic gymnast Max Whitlock is hoping his wife doesn't see this trick performed with their daughter...

Huge save 🤩

France's Cleo Darleux made not just one save during a penalty take against Denmark but also blocked the follow up shot too.

Finding a new sport? 🚣‍♂️🚴‍♂️

German Jason Osborne won the first ever men’s eSports World Championships. But what you might not know is that the Rio 2016 Olympian is actually a rower.