Social media bits: Balancing out and Swiss mountains

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan during the WTA Qatar Total Open 2020 on February 26, 2020 (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan during the WTA Qatar Total Open 2020 on February 26, 2020 (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/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...

Swiss National Day

Look who is now out and about hiking in his backyard.

Back and racing 🚴‍♂️

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was back cycling last weekend at the Route d'Occitanie in southern France and it was just a tad hot.

On this day 🗓

After celebrating Carl Lewis' famous Atlanta 1996 long jump gold medal last week, this week also marked another stunning and memorable moment in Olympic history. On 2 August 1996, American Michael Johnson became the first (and is still) the only male athlete in history to win both the 200m and 400m events at the same Olympics.

New TikTok challenge?

Well five-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Ledecky has wowed after swimming the length of the pool with a glass of milk on her head. It is not only a great party trick but how the 23-year-old managed to keep it on her head is the question on many people's lips.

Training continues 🎾

With the new Paralympic schedule released this week, Brazilian wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Carneiro is still training as he continues to look towards Tokyo 2020 and waiting for tournament to return.

Welcome to the world 👶

Spanish synchronised swimmer Ona Cabonell has posted this special bonding moment with her new son Kai.

What brothers are for 🥎

Team USA softball representative Haylie McCleney had the full support of her brothers during a training session.

Calm before the storm ⚡

British swimming sensation Adam Peaty will take a break before he launches into full preparation mode for Tokyo 2020.

Read all about it! 📰

Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten gets a lot of media coverage after smashing the 14th edition Strade Branche in Siena, Italy.

Moooo! 🐮

What could be more Swiss than encounter a very cute cow during your hike in the mountains?

Staying home and giving back 🏠

After opting not to play in the US Open this month, world no.1 Ash Barty was giving back to the community in Far North Queensland. The 2019 French Open champion, a proud Ngarigo woman, was in Cairns to help announce a $115,000 funding boost for Indigenous tennis programs in Queensland over three years.

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