Social media best bits: London calling and track returns

Steph Houghton of Manchester City celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the Women's FA Cup Semi-final match against Arsenal (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Steph Houghton of Manchester City celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the Women's FA Cup Semi-final match against Arsenal (Photo by Catherine Ivill/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...

Back to the track 🏃‍♀️

London 2012 Olympic champion Sally Pearson might not be headed to Tokyo 2020 but 11 weeks after the birth of her daughter Ruby, no one could stop her from returning track side.

London calling🎡

After the postponement of the London Marathon, its finally time for Eliud Kipchoge to head back and defend his title.

A step forward ✋

Japan's top male seed survived a five set match against Dan Evans to advance to the second round of the French Open.

Friends and rivals🎾

It was the match up fans couldn't believe they would witness in the opening round but it was the Swiss hitter who came up the best in the end.

Training with friends 😃😃

Why the smile? Well Courtney Frerichs was back training with her Bowerman Babes (Bowerman Track Club) this week.

Just keep swimming🏊‍♀️

Well that's one way to finish of a week of training! Look at the distance covered.

#CanoeLife 🛶

There is nothing better than getting back on the water for German canoeist Conrad Scheibner as he resumes training preparations for Tokyo 2020.

Brain power 🧠

Whilst modern pentathlon events were still on hold during the summer, Irish athlete Natalya Coyle had been flexing her brain muscles instead and obtained this sustainability certification from the University of Cambridge.

Portugese waves 🌊

Israeli surfer Anat Lelior is in Portugal to compete at the MEO Portugal Cup of Surfing all ready to rip and commit to these waves.

NBA Finals fever 🏀🔥

The NBA Final between Miami Heat and LA Lakers got underway this week and featured some giants of the games.

Record breaking 🏆

Road world champion Anna van der Breggen won a record sixth Fleche Wallonne and the 30-year-old Dutch cyclist says the race never gets any easier.

Going to Wembley

English international and Rio Olympian Lucy Bronze is headed to Wembley with her Manchester City side after their victory in the FA Cup.

Ice bath = inside of fridge? 🧊

Well ice baths are pretty cold but Singapore's Toh Wei Soong is pretty sure this is what the inside of the fridge must feel like.

National Championships back on 🏃‍♀️

After being postponed earlier this year, Japan's National Athletics Championships began on 1 October in Niigata.

Lights, camera, action 🎥

Canadian Tokyo 2020 track hopeful Maite Bouchard was filming for a television show for Sunday evening.

New 4x100m Mixed Relay World Record?⏲️

It's a world record which has been held by the United States since the 2017 World Championships in Hungary but it appears to have been broken. The team of XU Jiaya, YAN Zibei, ZHANG Yufei and YANG Junxuan bettered the world record by 0.15 seconds.

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