This week’s Sport Social includes a reminder just how stunning our world is, Serena ‘Cinderella’ Williams contemplating her marriage this week and Lisa Young’s photo of South Georgia’s penguin football squad as they line up to take a free kick. Onwards…
When you’ve qualified for the World Cup and have just beaten Italy…
It's fair to say that Sweden were delighted with their World Cup qualification! 😂 pic.twitter.com/hKq7U3PMlT
— BigFootball (@BigFootballGB) November 14, 2017
Former England cricketer and wildlife lover takes this super cute photo. That’s enough of a sport link to add a cute picture of baby lions in this bit, right?
See, there is good news out there. 👏👏
It may only be the 3rd year of the Marathon of Afghanistan, but we’ve already come a long way. In the 1st year, one Afghan woman finished. Last year, six completed the marathon. This year? Eleven strong Afghan women, including two 15 year olds, finished the race💪🏽 #girlsrunfree pic.twitter.com/ctgafH9egh
— Free to Run (@FreeToRunNGO) November 14, 2017
When you’re an adventurer…😕
As someone without a driving license who makes a habit of travelling without motors, I wonder why that car hire company just asked if I could promote their services?
— Dave Cornthwaite (@DaveCorn) November 17, 2017
Fair enough from the Keanester, it IS rude but blimey he’s scary about it.
NEVER FORGET: Turn your mobile on silent when in a Roy Keane press conference…pic.twitter.com/caCu1Cqe9y
— BigFootball (@BigFootballGB) November 17, 2017
When you beat your former flatmate and it’s a bit awks.
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) November 17, 2017
— Mossbourne Rowing (@MossbourneRow) November 17, 2017
Multi-media skills also required when sailing round the world.
When your watch captain also become a drone assistant. Never a dull moment on TTTOP. pic.twitter.com/sZIXMihhR3
— Dee Caffari (@deecaffari) November 17, 2017
Bit of serenading going on in the England Ashes camp.
"Broady, get the guitar" pic.twitter.com/AgAncYoGtt
— Sahil Kher (@sahilkher) November 20, 2017
Nice view for t’other England Ashes squad.
Yes, Barbie. Much more aspirational.
58 years after the doll was created, the first hijab-wearing @Barbie will be on shelves next year – she’s modelled on @ibtihajmuhammad, the first Muslim American woman to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab and the first female Muslim-American woman to win an Olympic medal after bringing home bronze in sabre fencing in 2016. . . . #barbie #ibtihajmuhammad #dolls #inclusive
— Shauna Coxsey (@shaunacoxsey) November 14, 2017
What a road from Somalia to knighthood. 👏🏻👏🏻
The penguins first XI
The South Georgia Kings, preparing for a penalty shot, with excited supporters watching on. Photo: Lisa Young 2017 #Grytviken, South Georgia. . . . . #Nikon #arcteryxlife #animals #travellife #photographer #wildlife #southgeorgia @oneocean150 @toucanmoon @oneoceanexp @AudleyTravel #TheAudleyWay #football #penguins #kingpenguin #footballteam #goal #penalty #cute #funnyanimals #footballpenguins #samsonite
One of the wettest leads of my life in front of the lens of @timkemple on a @thenorthface_climb trip earlier this year. This climb was inside a 'Moulin', a tube where surface water plunges into the inner depths of the glacier. ~ @pfaff_anna and I rappelled in and set a very cold belay from two ice-screws beneath the spray of the waterfall and just above a big pool below. I was up first up. As I left the belay and took my first few swings the water streaming down the ice also found its way down my ice tools and trickled down my sleeves. Yup, it was a pretty silly decision to climb so close to the water but the deep blue color and challenge of the slightly overhanging angle drew us in like the claws of Velociraptors to movie stars of Jurassic Park. ~ After 10 ice screws placements, I was pumped out of my mind. I let out of a few guttural screams as I tried to swing but my left arm kept deflecting off the ice, nearly dropping my tool. Then, trying to place my last screw I fumbled watched it fall 80 ft into the icy pool below (later retrieved by @bookofsamuel). I was a floppy overcooked noodle so just lowered down to relieve Anna from the waterfall belay. She finished it off in style in a downpour of freezing rain. Exciting little mini-adventure!~ @kbish801 @brandonjosephbaker @the_dunne @kakiorr @hansjoergauer @retro_outdoors #icelandicice #kodakcourage #InthespiritofOsman
When a pro tennis player meets their icon.
Disability does not mean inability.
"Not only is this #badass but we can learn a lot by watching a great arch to tight hollow and aggressive pull down on bar in transition- Plus…that “overgrip/“meaty” grip is #onpoint.” pic.twitter.com/frva2GpSLC
— CrossFit (@CrossFit) November 13, 2017
Yes, mate. When you can’t help but dance.
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) November 14, 2017
No excuses, folks.
Me doing sit ups.
I'm paralysed from the shoulders down so I'm only using my head, neck and tops of shoulders. (My legs are crossed for me). Hard work, but fun.
4 months ago I could only do 2. Always look for progress in whatever you do, however small, it can have a big impact. pic.twitter.com/X7ico6d1Ds
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) November 14, 2017
Iceland football, punching way above their weight. 💪💪
The populations of the nations qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup, in hundreds of millions. That's Iceland in red. pic.twitter.com/7bEyuJegKm
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) November 14, 2017
Alpine skier tragically killed in training.
Shocking and tragic news about the death of David Poisson, a true Downhill racer that will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/yshQwAYEYD
— Graham Bell (@skigrahambell) November 13, 2017
Also this week we sadly lose Jana Novotna, famed for the iconic moment crying on the Duchess’ shoulder on losing the Wimbledon final.
No better demonstration of the emotion of sport than Jana Novotna. RIP. pic.twitter.com/FFZrzX8vgp
— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) November 20, 2017
Sometimes it pays to miss your stop. We should do it more often.
— Laura Siddall (@lmsiddall) November 15, 2017
They’ve only gone and done it! 👏🏻👏🏻
— NBC OlympicTalk (@NBCOlympicTalk) November 16, 2017
Looking for snow this season? Look no further than Whistler in Canada!
When you’ve found a tenner in the street…
Photo of @juliomorel94 and @scarguemez by @omarzrobles When photographer Omar Robles (@omarzrobles) thinks of Latin American culture, “solidarity” is the word that comes to mind. “We generally seek each other and try to help each other as much as we can,” says the New York City-based photographer, who is originally from Puerto Rico. Before he worked as a photographer, Omar studied mime in Europe under French actor Marcel Marceau. “You can create stories in photography without using words,” Omar notes, of the connection between his past and present pursuits. These days, he’s busy bringing visibility to another group of artists: ballet dancers. “Whenever people think of ballet and dance in general, hardly anyone thinks about Latin America. What’s interesting is that many of the major companies in the world have actually had principal dancers that are from Latin American countries. There is a strong tradition and there is a lot of talent,” he says. For a closer look at Omar’s dance photography series, check out our Instagram story.
The whole set of the gymnastics arena from Rio 2016 has been rebuilt for a film about super gymnast Simone Biles!
Gymnasts make it look easy. But it’s not. Watch this, don’t worry, she only hurts her feelings…
Cinderella, Serena Williams’ stylee. The tennis great gets married.
Promoting the film #BattleoftheSexes are Pat Cash and Jo Konta.
Love, love, love Jessica. Just following her passion, no matter what.
Erm, a pillow speaker? A PILLOW SPEAKER? My other half hates cricket. It would drive him insane if I was listening to the cricket like this! 😂😂
I know but I’d guess more people listen to @bbctms during the night than will stay up and watch it on tv. My other half hates me I have it on a pillow speaker.
— martin d booth (@martin_booth) November 18, 2017
Yes football fans, yes. Lovely gesture. #solidarity
Six years ago Brad Jones lost his six-year-old son Luca to leukemia.
Home and away fans at Feyenoord put on a spectacular tribute, lighting up the stadium and singing You'll Never Walk Alone in the 12th minute of their game against VVV-Venlo 👏😢 pic.twitter.com/eXlfeBBMHs
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 19, 2017
Jess Ennis-Hill being put through her paces by her toddler son.
Too much for one family to bear – Climber Niels Tietze has died climbing in Yosemite, sadly following brothers Eric and Kyle in the past few years.
Bulgarian tennis player thanks his girlfriend, one Nicole Scherzinger, after winning the first major trophy of his career.
Dimitrov: I just want to thank my team. Of course my mum & dad they’re here. Also 1 person I dunno if she's in the hall or not. This week, played a pretty important part was my girlfriend Nicole. She’s somewhere hiding. She deserves also quite a bit of credit for these 2 weeks.
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) November 19, 2017
Abdullah Karim’s mum rocks, non?
"My Name is Abdullah Karim, I'm 26 years old, I weigh 17kg and I'm the best Power Chair Football Player in the World." pic.twitter.com/OxufVAnDEq
— NPL New South Wales (@NPLNSW) October 31, 2017