Social media best bits: From world records to workouts

Christen Press #23 of the United States and Abby Erceg #8 of New Zealand fights to gain control of the ball at the Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri in 2019. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Christen Press #23 of the United States and Abby Erceg #8 of New Zealand fights to gain control of the ball at the Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri in 2019. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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...

Green jacket dream 🏌️‍♂️

American Dustin Johnson sent records tumbling at the 2020 Masters after claiming his second major title. However, it was his 20-under 268 that broke the record books as he beat the previous tournament bestset by Tiger Woods in 1997 and Jordan Spieth in 2015.

Record equalled 🔁

It's been a bit of record breaking, or in this case record equalling week. For FAN Zhendong he added a fourth ITTF World Cup trophy to his collection to equal the all-time men's title record of MA Lin.

Record tumbles 👏

South Africa's and former Olympic champions Cameron van der Burgh 100m breaststroke short course world record has fallen after 11-years with Adam Peaty breaking it.

First man to go sub-50 ⏲️

Caeleb Dressel isn't new to breaking records. Before setting a new American Record in the 100m freestyle, the Rio 2016 medallist record the fastest ever 100m individual medley in history.

Seeing double 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️

Portugal's cycling twins, Rui and Ivo Oliveira, have come away with silver in the madison at the 2020 European Track Championships.

That return 🎾

Rafael Nadal makes his spinning skyhook return look effortless.

Keep on working 😅

After missing the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury, NISHIKORI Kei is focussing on returning to peak fitness for the upcoming season.

A banger of a goal 🥅

Australia's U23 team got their Tokyo 2020 preparation back underway again with Connor Metcalfe's two-touch goal helping the young squad in their eventual win.

Full throttle 💨

Team GB's Reece Prescod, a European Championship silver medallist, has shown his speed during a training session.

Hotel quarantine workout 💪

Being in hotel quarantine hasn't stopped New Zealand's women's football captain Abby Erceg from keeping up her workout regime.

New GWR holder 📜

MOMOTA Kento of Japan has received a Guinness World Records certificate for 'Most badminton men's singles titles in a season' after winning 11 titles in 2019.

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