This week’s social media round-up includes a Brit athlete partying hard in the off season, US athletes appreciating the work of the emergency services as Texas struggles under a deluge of water and a pro tennis player shows she is, in fact, human.
Ooh, I know, I know.
The devastating floods in Texas have prompted local sports teams to dig deep.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 28, 2017
This is all I’m saying on The Fight. (Yawn)
Impressive but poss also something to do with the $100 PPV fee in the US? https://t.co/rP1jZUMK9a
— sarah shephard (@sarahsportmag) August 28, 2017
Not exactly accessible to all, that… What, is the court made of gold?
An indoor court at the Vanderbilt Tennis Club within NY's Grand Central Station costs $270 an hour. 😳
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) August 29, 2017
Oh my god, really? I thought we’d moved on from this. Read the thread though. One person CAN make a difference. 😊
— Laura Goss (@sparklepanties) August 29, 2017
There is a sport for everyone, whatever your body shape.
— Chrissie Wellington (@chrissiesmiles) August 31, 2017
No interest in the transfer deadline in the UK but this tickled me.
Everton have agreed an £8.6m deal to sign Idrissa Gueye's younger brother Marvin.
Heard it through the grapevine
— michael devereau (@mickdev2000) August 31, 2017
British athlete Laura Muir has taken to hanging out by the bins on her day off…
When you need to put your bin out but….. 😱🕷 pic.twitter.com/FRnxDMktjy
— Laura Muir (@lauramuiruns) September 2, 2017
Now this is one for the Sport Bucket List. Lawrence Barretto is at the Italian Grand Prix, home of Ferrari.
What happens when a GB Olympic gold-medal winning rower and GB short track speed skater get together? Have a giggle, that’s what.
Oooh, cracking photo.
Photo by @nicolas_gaillard Photographer Nicolas Gaillard (@nicolas_gaillard) got a pleasant surprise while reviewing the photos he took in this Mediterranean Sea cave. “This person underwater is a complete stranger. I didn’t know he or she was there!” he says. “Also, it’s a miracle to get a split photo like this without special equipment. All in all, this is a very lucky picture.” 🏊 #TheWeekOnInstagram
US super gymnast Simone Biles continues to be an all-round nice person.
Just a toddler surfing around – no drama.
Brit athlete Asha Philip appears to be enjoying her time off…
— Asha Philip (@MissAshaPhilip) August 29, 2017
Sir Mo Farah takes time to help those affected by the devastating Grenfell tower block fire in London.
You know when you follow adventuring types on Instagram and they mostly make it sound fun? Not GB rower Alex Gregory…
My hands after spending so long in wet gloves.The blisters were never bad on this Polar row, but the wet & damp seeped into the skin… pic.twitter.com/N3Y6s3m4Uh
— Alex Gregory (@AlexGregoryGB) August 30, 2017
Netball getting in amongst the trending football stories, the day before transfer deadline day! (For non Brits, EVERYTHING revolves around transfer deadline day, EVERYTHING).
— Lewis Wiltshire (@LewisWiltshire) August 30, 2017
GB athlete James Ellington nearly died at the beginning of the year. He’s documenting his return to fitness.
Tennis players are actually human! Jo Konta suffers from jetlag like us mere mortals!
Formula One driver Leiw Hamilton wrote a poem on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. That is all.
Englands Rose The day we lost our Nations Rose Tears we cried like rivers flowed, The earth stood still As we laid her to rest, A day you & I Will never forget The people's princess Who came to see, The love from a Country We'd hope she'd lead, Englands beauty Captured in one sweet soul, Carried the torch God rest her soul, With the gift she had She'd light up the way, With a smile to show us a brighter day, Hearts still full of the love she gave, 20 years since she laid in her grave There will never be another like you, Now a shinning star in the midnight sky I will always remember you, Princess Diana As our sweet nations Rose🌹 By Lewis Hamilton #princessdiana #godblessyou #rip #20years #englandsrose 🎥 @paulripke 🎶 @vanmorrisonofficial Into the Mystic 🙌🏾
When the arguably best tennis player ever warms-up for the US Open on public courts…
The perils of being a partner to an athlete…
Apologies to my boyfriend for us being woken up at 5.45am on a Saturday by anti-doping! The price of dating an athlete! #CleanSport
— Sophie Christiansen (@SChristiansen87) September 2, 2017