Social media bits: Raining trophies and new challenges

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Milos Raonic of Canada in their Men's Singles Final match at the 2020 Western & Southern Open (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Milos Raonic of Canada in their Men's Singles Final match at the 2020 Western & Southern Open (Photo by Matthew Stockman/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...

Back on track...literally🚴‍♀️

Two-time Olympic champion Mariana Pajón was excited to be back and riding on the track.

"This pandemic has brought dark days for many, our plans changed, so many people having a hard time. But little by little the sun begins to rise...," she wrote on Twitter, "We have the ability and the strength to get up and get ahead again."

Unstoppable Joker🏆

Novak Djokovic entered the US Open this week the best possible way with a win in the Cincinnati Open after a win over Milos Raonic.

The victory also ticked many boxes!

Surprise!🌊

There are many things to watch out for while surfing and Jeremy Flores found that out when a board popped up while spending time out on the water. Oops.

Minion besties😊

Well Stan Wawrinka was enjoying new found company this week. Humans are overrated right?

Celebration time🎉

England women's football team member Alex Greenwood celebrated Olympique Lyonnais Féminin record seventh UEFA Women's Champions League title the only way possible.

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Always believe in your dreams 🥇😘🏆☝🏻

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The Gift of Giving🎁

Australia's Tom Green was meant to compete at his first Olympic Games last month but the paddler has put his energy into helping others. Green established a charity, called Gifted Org Gold Coast.

Let it rain🌧️

Some athletes don't like training in the rain but canoe slalomist Casey Eichfeld loves rainy sessions on the water...but maybe his coaches think otherwise.

Not with a shimmer but a bang💥

Brit Andy Murray hadn't competed at the US Open since 2018 but the two-time Olympic champ came back from two sets down to beat Japan's NISHIOKA Yoshihito.

Around the world challenge 🌏

Australia's Olympic and Paralympic swimmers tried out a new challenge while training this week. There was successes and some bellyflops (ouch!).

Hmmm...who did it best?

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