Social media bits: Challenging limits and competition

Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action at the Badminton Malaysia Open in 2019 (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action at the Badminton Malaysia Open in 2019 (Photo by Stanley Chou/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...

A moment to remember 📆

Sebastian Korda is a big Rafael Nadal fan, so was excited when he came up against his idol at the French Open. After the match, the 20-year-old American even ask for an autograph - which Nadal happily did.

Karate returns 🥋

After more than seven months without competing, Sandra Sanchez has clinched gold at the national karate league after it's return.

Road to recovery ❤️‍🩹

After undergoing minor ankle surgery in September, Viktor Axelsen continues to rehab. And this week the Olympic medallist was on the stationary bike.

Photo gym op 📷

Two-time Paralympian Anrune Weyers strikes a gym pose during her training session back in South Africa.

Stunning victory 👏👏

Iga Swiatek stunned former world No. 1 and tournament favourite Simona Halep in just 70 minutes!

New debutant 🏉

Rugby 7s Rio 2016 gold medallist Ellia Green was a machine in her NRL Women's (rugby league) debut.

Dogs and coffee 🐕☕

Did you know 4 October was World Pet Day? To celebrate, we wanted to share swimmer Bruno Fratus and his rescue dog, Harrison.

"No, he's not snarling ... that was a yawn," Fratus wrote.

Pushing forward 🏋️‍♂️

Germany's Niko Kappel doing some powerlifts to ensure he's ready for the men's shot put event in the Paralympic Games next year.

No limits 💪

Australian wheelchair basketballer Shelley Cronau said no to the impossible.

Favourite swimming drills 🏊‍♀️

With the International Swimming League around the corner, head coach of team, Energy Standard, shared the classic "finger drag" drill performed by multiple world record holder Sarah Sjostrom.

🏆🏆🏆🏆

It was celebrations for Sue Bird after the Seattle Storm won the WNBA this week - the American's fourth national title.

We hope to see her in Tokyo!

Guinness world-record holder 📜

KUNIEDA Shingo has been recognised by Guinness for winning the most Grand Slam titles in Wheelchair tennis. Way to go!