Social media bits: Lightning fast and dog day afternoon

Karsten Warholm of Norway celebrates winning gold in the Men's 400m hurdles final during the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Karsten Warholm of Norway celebrates winning gold in the Men's 400m hurdles final during the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (Photo by Richard Heathcote/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...

Strike a pose 🕺

Japan's Rugby men's sevens team end their training in a dynamic pose.

London on the mind 🏃‍♂️

It's just over a month (4 October) until the postponed London Marathon will ... and this Olympic champion is preparing towards his new goal.

He's still got it 🎾

Never count Andy Murray down and out. The two-time Olympic gold medallist might be ranked 134 in the world but he finished off world no. 7 Alexander Zverev at the Cincinnati Open to secure his first top 10 win since 2017.

Lightning fast ⚡

Norwegian Karsten Warholm clocked 46.87 during the Stockholm Diamond League event over the weekend - the second fastest time in history. The two-time defending world champion improved upon his own European record of 46.92. He was on track to break the world record but hit hurdle 10, which caused him to slow just slightly.

Nonetheless an impressive feat for the 24-year-old!

Floor work

For judoka Alonso Wong from Peru, it's all about perfecting the throw.

Between sets entertainment 🎵

Some people rest between sets but for Para track and field athlete Lex Gillette, he sings.

National Dog Day 🐕

On Wednesday (26 August) it was National Dog Day!

Dog owners the world over were sharing photos of their beloved pooches including athletes.

Horse treats 🐴

If you do good, why not treat yourself? Well, Victoria Davis did just that to her beloved Celere. The pair have been together since 2014.

Winter sunshine and stretches ☀️

Going to the beach in winter might sound crazy but where else would you rather be on a sunny day in Australia? Rugby 7s star Demi Hayes got in some morning stretches by the ocean.

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Little morning stretch and swim ☀️

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