Social media best bits: Rainbows and wildlife

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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...

Running with the wild 🦓

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has a unique entourage whilst running through the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. you think the reigning Olympic Champion and World Recorder holder could outrun a zebra?

Core training 🏈

If you want to build your six pack, just follow Japan's Men's Rugby Sevens team routine. Could you twist and turn and hold three balls at the same time?

A challenge for the legends🥛

First it was Katie Ledecky, now it's legendary swimmer Mark Spitz breaking records in this swim-with-a-cup challenge. Do as the legends do and you won't be disappointed.

Love your own 💪🏻

Team GB's British para powerlifter Louise Sugden displays tangible results after sessions in the gym.

Stay positive

Brazil's queen of open water swimming, Ana Marcela Cunha focuses only on the good things. She has been posting a series of quotes from important figures in history just like this one from Charles Chaplin, which reads, "Persistence is the road to success".

Read our interview with Cunha about how she has achieved great success in her career.

Autobiographies galore 📖

Para triathlete Melissa Stockwell is happy with the launch of her book. In "The Power of Choice," Stockwell recounts her journey from being a wounded female soldier in Iraq to a World Champion and two-time Paralympian.

Medal exhibition 🥇

Dominican Republic's karateka Maria Dimitrova has accumulated a lot of medals in career, that she may need more space in her house or academy to store them.
Read our interview with Dimitrova to find out her plans for Tokyo 2020.

New toys 🎾

The smell of new tennis balls makes Novak Djokovic imagine how he is going to whip up his opponents next time in court.

Rainbow in the sun 🌈

Costa Rica's top surfer Brisa Hennessy who now lives in Fiji, is grateful to have the best things in life: sunshine, beach and rainbows.

Read our interview with her back in July.

Rising Phoenix 🔥

Yesterday (13 August) the long-awaited trailer for the ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, Rising Phoenix was released.

Many National Paralympic Committees, sport lovers and of course athletes joined in the excitement of the release including USA Paralympian Ayden Jent.

And it wasn't just Paralympians who couldn't wait to see the film, which will be available from 26 August.

British hockey representative and two-time Olympic medallist Nicola White is also excited.

Check out The Lowdown for more of the best posts from the past week:

  • Wu Chia-Ying from Chinese Taipei has competed in Rio 2016 Games in both 10m and 25m pistol events.

    WU Chia Ying: Small goals and big dreams for Tokyo 2020

  • Gold medallist Rikako Ikee of Japan celebrate during the victory ceremony for the women's 100m butterfly swimming event at the 2018 Asian Games (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    The Road to Tokyo: A week in quotes

  • Lukas Krpalek (white) of the Czech Republic celebrates his victory over Kim Minjong of South Korea in the Men's +100kg  at the 2019 World Judo Championships at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

    Social media best bits: Ippons and around-the-world relays