Social media best bits: Milestones, special ticks and slang

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece smiles as he celebrates victory in his Men's Singles Quarter-finals match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the 2021 Australian Open (Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece smiles as he celebrates victory in his Men's Singles Quarter-finals match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the 2021 Australian Open (Photo by Cameron Spencer / 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...

Meet Sloane Phillips 👶

USA national team players and power couple Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris had an extra special Valentine's Day this year. The pair announced the adoption of their daughter, who was born on 12 February.

Dual code inductee 🏀🏉

Tessa Lavey, who went to Rio 2016 with Australia's basketball team, made her Australian Football League Women's debut over the weekend. Despite juggling two sports, the 27-year-old still has her sights on making Australia's Olympic Games team for Tokyo this summer.

Every second counts ⏲️

American Donavan Brazier took 0.01 seconds off his 800m American indoor record - one of three runners to break an American record at the event.

Smooth warm up 🚴‍♀️

How is this for a warm up from Swiss BMX freestyle rider Nikita Ducarroz?

Dizzy spell? 💫

Canadian diver and Rio Olympian Vincent Riendeau wanted to try his first Instagram reel, and this was the result. What do you think?

Mr & Mrs Dressel 👰🤵

Congratulations to American swimmer Caeleb Dressel and his wife Meghan on their wedding!

Special shout out 👋👋

Who else do you make a shout out to when you've made the next round of a Grand Slam? Your mum and dad of course.

Jen Brady has now gone on to make the finals of the women's singles at the Australian Open.

History beckons 🥊

Walter Sarnoi has dreams of becoming Lao PDR first ever Olympic medallist. The 32-year-old boxer is headed to Russian Federation to continue his preparations to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

Spot the difference 🥶

After spending sometime training abroad, Amsterdam welcomed back Paralympian Fleur Jong with quite a different weather...

Don't try this at home 🛑

Rio 2016 K1 silver medallist Luuka Jones tried a lockdown challenge that required a crazy level of balance and nerves of steel.

Gymnast defy the laws of gravity 🤸‍♂️

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory showed a bit of his horitzonal bars practice.

Hard yakka 😅

It was a five set thriller that resulted in Greek maestro Stefanos Tsitsipas beating 'The King of Clay' Rafael Nadal to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. And during his post match press conference Tsitsipas even pulled out some Australian slang.

She's got the power 💪

Check out how Olympic Sailing gold and silver medallist Marit Bouwmeester literally powers through her pull ups.

Cycling indoors 🚴‍♂️

The year that was 2020 saw athletes across the globe take to working out indoors but what about cycling? Well, France's Victor Koretzky showed his interval training from a tough Sunday session.

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