Social media best bits: New tricks, records and fun in the sun

Renaud Lavillenie of France celebrates during the Pole Vault at the Indoor Track and Field Meeting Karlsruhe on 29 January 2021 (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Renaud Lavillenie of France celebrates during the Pole Vault at the Indoor Track and Field Meeting Karlsruhe on 29 January 2021 (Photo by Matthias Hangst/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...

Besties back on court 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Romania's Simona Halep and Australia's Ash Barty have a great friendship, on and off the court, but it was made more special when they faced each other this time in front of a cheering crowd.

Nothing to add 👊

Olympic gold medallist Renaud Levillenie has cleared 6m for the first time since 2016. Just hours after fellow pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis cleared the world lead of 6.01m, the Frenchman went 1cm better.

The Joker vs volleyball net 🏐

Sometimes things don't go to plan and for Novak Djokovic that was the case when he tried to re-create a particular move during a spot of 'footvolley'.

Around the world 🌎

It's the challenge that's been sweeping the ATP Cup taking place in Australia and after a few players came close to mastering the trick, Dominic Thiem showed everyone up.

Birthday girl 🎈

It was a very happy birthday to the one and only Melissa Stockwell on 31 January, and how did the two-time Paralympian celebrate? Running into the new week with balloons of course.

Blink and you'll miss 🔫

To celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Tokyo 2020 Olympian Lexi Lagan shared a clip of her during her pistol shooting training.

A night well spent 🦵🏼

Para taekwondo athlete Amy Truesdale has a new way to close the cabinets in her kitchen.

One of 25 Young Leaders 🏃‍♀️

Australia's Jemima Montag has been selected as one the Olympics Young Leaders and the racewalker wants to help increase the participation of women and girls in physical activity.

Fit vibes ⏱️

There are obviously 60 seconds in a minute but when you decide to do a single exercise for that time, it feels longer...

February training 🥶

Training in the winter months isn't always easy especially in the Netherlands, but the Olympic Rowing Team continued their preparations for Tokyo 2020.

Back in the saddle 🐎

Swiss Para dressage athlete Flore Espina was happy to be back training. She sent out a big thanks to all who have supported her and continues aiming for Tokyo 2020.

"When you love something with all your soul, doing it again is priceless," she wrote in her Instagram post.