This week’s sport social media starts off with a karaoke-ing golfer, makes you smile midway with a sibling cheering on her sister to world championship glory and ends with three 50-something ladies leaping into some cold water… and they’re very happy about it. Enjoy!
When a golfer tries to pick himself up after he has achieved an unwanted Grand Slam of runner-up placings in all four majors ?
Just finished my career grand slam second’s .. “I’ll rise up” pic.twitter.com/083aRityWn
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) August 14, 2017
One of gold-medal hopefuls at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang takes to slacklining…
Wonderful scenes as Emma Coburn’s sister is filmed watching her sibling become world champion in the steeplechase.
Cracking photo of British 4x100m silver medalists
Another fab jumping photo. American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin currently training in New Zealand.
The Rooney’s get all mushy on us.
15 years ago today we had our first date!!! Love you x pic.twitter.com/RXeos5LHFU
— Coleen Rooney (@ColeenRoo) August 13, 2017
The British Downie sisters really go all out to achieve the same in their gymnastics careers… ouch.
Lewis Hugh has to do this to keep reminding us of the melting ice caps. Brrrr.
— David Monti (@d9monti) August 13, 2017
— Lewis Pugh (@LewisPugh) August 13, 2017
GB short track speed skaters have a funny way of relaxing…
Yes American athlete Allyson Felix has been super successful but she has also failed. This is her advice.
Falling short of your goals always hurts. Pouring your heart into something and failing always causes you to question your ability – to doubt yourself. But you have to get back up. You have to keep pursuing your goals. Be relentless in the chase of your dreams. Of course you’re going to fall at times. Just get back up. ?: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Super sailor Ben Ainslie taking time out with his fam after America’s Cup disappointment..
Now this is a rally!
How were they still standing?! And it was match point too. https://t.co/N2rOILbsi2
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownSport) August 10, 2017
Wales’ Mel Clay can’t believe where her dream of playing rugby has taken her.
— Mel Clay (@MelclayMel) August 9, 2017
For the love of… this is ridiculous.
“The new easy way to a pert peachy bum”. Because you need a giant arse pump to do a squat. You do. Really. Good buy. pic.twitter.com/JGcojbJDRN
— Matt Rudd (@MattRudd) August 9, 2017
Gymnasts struggle to relax even on their honeymoon ?
That’s right, we’ve got a prince supporting our England women’s rugby team.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) August 9, 2017
I’m actually surprised they don’t already do this… American football teams have massive distances to travel, don’t they? A confused Brit.
Bugger me. Patriots take this sport business thing to new levels. NE Patriots first NFL team to have own planes https://t.co/f9K9P6HbK8
— SKINS Chairman (@jaimiefuller) August 9, 2017
Oh yes. Unashamed happy quote about Brit athlete at world champs.
Kyle Langford was ranked 46th in the world going into World Champs. Missed 800m medal by 0.04sec. Talk about punching above your weight…
— Ben Bloom (@benbloomsport) August 8, 2017
Why we all love sport.
Two amazing athletes and role models. Fierce rivals on the track, great friendships off it. This is why I love athletics.??❤ https://t.co/1BoWs2omdv
— Aly Dixon (@alydixon262) August 8, 2017
Just wait for it… pic.twitter.com/5nNwF7fZLg
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 8, 2017
Just have a chit chat at the end of the race why don’t you, fellas?
— Jamie Fox (@jamiefox1) August 8, 2017
It’s entirely possible these two climbers are living their sporting dream…
When women’s mainstream media start getting in on the sporting act ????
Women’s rugby is about to hit the headlines, as the Rugby World Cup kicks off tomorrow in Ireland. With England currently the team to beat, this week @stylistmagazine meets the impressive players defending the title… . Cover star @vickyfleetwood_ @englandrugby ?: @tomvanschelven . . #rugby #worldcup #fairgame #redroses #cover #stylistmagazine
Fab scenes in the Netherlands as the women’s team celebrate winning euro 2017 with a victory parade.
— UEFA Women’s EURO (@UEFAWomensEURO) August 8, 2017
If only Brit hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon could regroup in peace!
— Sophie Hitchon (@SophieHitchon) August 8, 2017
Now correct me if I’m wrong but that doesn’t seem like a real smile to me…
— Ria Chatterjee (@RiaChatter) August 8, 2017
Watching BBC Radio 5live commentators call Laura Muir’s agonising 1500m run at the world championships is fascinating, non?
An absolute rollercoaster of emotions.
And that was just in the commentary box!
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) August 7, 2017
Wonderfully re-imagined quote for community focus on young people in the UK.
Councils & funders – ask not what small, local organisations do for young people, but what would young people do if we didn’t. pic.twitter.com/2PwmGMsqGP
— St Matthew’s Project (@smpbrixton) August 7, 2017
Well, it would have been practical at least…
In 1956 Betty Cuthbert named ABC Sportsperson of the year. Prize was a cutlery set but she couldn’t accept as it risked her amateur status. pic.twitter.com/a2K1qgmqQa
— David Tarbotton (@David_Tarbotton) August 7, 2017
The father-coach/daughter combo who achieved the longest ever throw in the heptathlon – 58m!
— Shaun Pickering (@ShaunDPickering) August 7, 2017
Not a big fan of stats but flippin’ ‘eck.
The Premier League began 25 years ago. Its story goes hand in hand with the rise of pay-TV pic.twitter.com/yjrE8y0zNt
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) August 7, 2017
— Sunil Manoharan (@manoharansunil) August 7, 2017
One of these two has no medals and it’s not Mo!
— Guy Learmonth (@GuyLearmonth) August 7, 2017
When the big man doesn’t quite make it ? (Video from long jumper turned presenter Greg Rutherford)
Holly Bradshaw had been sobbing on the track moments before after missing out on a medal in the world champs javelin final…
— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) August 6, 2017
Wild swimming, wild ladies, love it! (Yes, this is from Aug 4 and not technically in this week but just go with it…)
— Karen Jaunzems (@karenjaunzems) August 4, 2017
One of the best skiers ever… struggles to get out of a slippery car park. ?
Super duper climbing shot this.