Social media round-up: devastated surfers & a priceless reaction

This week’s sport social media round-up features hilarious photos of long jumper Greg Rutherford recovering from an op while looking after his two youngs kids, stunning photography, and both devastating and heartwarming results of Hurricane Irma.


Out of adversity comes American footballer JJ Watt ???

Who catches those balls that tennis stars fire into the crowd? This guy, that’s who ?

Just love this. One person CAN make a difference… ?

Yep, that’s you Brinn Bevan…

Britain’s Max Whitlock has competition on the pommel horse at the upcoming world gymnastics champs… from Chelsea’s David Luiz… ?

Ooh, pretty. ‘Tis Greenland or Iceland this, I think. Anyone?

The former 1993 and 1994 world gymnastics champ’s still got it!

Greg Rutherford may be London 2012 Olympic long jump champ but now he faces a real test ?

It's so relaxing 6 days post op with 2 children. The perfect way to recover… Breezy ??

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When an Arsenal legend pens a letter to a devastated family…

Sadly, a real life Point Break situation.

Those golfers always take themselves so seriously.

Congratulations @westwood_lee on 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ @europeantour starts… #HowOldAreYou ?

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The Bulgarian tennis pro says what we’re all thinking.

Athletes are all on holiday now… here’s what British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith is up to.

Finally saw the Trevi Fountain?

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After a disappointing world champs, American sprinter Allyson Felix reflects.

Formula 1 journalist Lawro Barretto appears to be enjoying his downtime between races…

It only took a couple of decades, but finally ticked this tower off the bucket list #pisa #leaningtowerofpisa #roadtripping

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Greg Rutherford is back! This time, his son Milo shares an expression we’re all familiar with.

I think we all know that feeling when your epic dog face paint gets mushed…

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Andy Murray proud of his older bro from afar.

Proud little brother…

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Circled by barracuda? Rather you than me Dinah Halstead!

Sometimes you just gotta get out and smell the roses, or climb rocks – whatever floats you boat.

Take your downtime where you can get it.

The view of downtown Montreal from the Belvédère Kondiaronk viewpoint on Mont Royal by @simoncroberts (part of my series of photographs of Montreal featured in this month's @natgeotravel). The mountain is the site of Mount Royal Park, one of Montreal's largest greenspaces. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York's Central Park, and inaugurated in 1876, although not completed to his design. The lookout was built later, in 1906, and is named for the Huron chief who signed a major peace accord with the French regime in 1701. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts. #simonroberts #documentaryphotography #ontheroad #landscape #landscapephotography #largeformat #elevatedperspective

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You know you’ve had a good session when…

Sore skin, frizzy hair, tired arms. Good session 🙂 . . . . ? @bearcam

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Just how a fitness trainer relaxes around the campfire ?

Yeah, the players just do it for the money… Sloane Stephens’ reaction to being handed a winners’ cheque for over $3m is priceless!

Tough Guy events are the same all over the world – utter madness. I covered UK Tough Guy, electric shocks an’ all!

If you want to see every muscle in the human body working, watch Adam Ondra attempt the world’s most difficult climb.

For more #SportSocialMediaRoundUp posts check these out:

Sport Social Media Round Up: party time and a surfing toddler
Sport Social Media Round Up: a father’s love & wombats
Sport Social Media Round Up: Tan line fails and supermodels

Author: Jo Gunston

Roving blogging superfan shares behind the scenes stories of her sports life and the best of those from like-minded souls.

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