Sport Social: Oman’s diving youngsters and Prince Harry’s not all that

This week’s Sport Social includes an amusing moment with Prince Harry and a British gymnast, a lovely gesture from a young football fan to a player, and a surfer who says losing his leg to a shark attack is the best thing that ever happened to him. Yes, really. Some people are just super cool.

When you’re just completely in sync with your friends ❤️

Life goals part II. Not the lycra clad old lady doing the splits. The three synched backing skaters. They are my world!

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When organisers get it oh so wrong.

One well brought up, sweet-as-you-like football fan.

When fans Tweet the truth.

Venus Williams picks her dream doubles partner…

Said player is pretty happy about it.

British Olympic-gold-collecting rower enlightens us nervy fans regarding reports about plans for the British team at the South Korean Winter Olympics in February.

British athlete has pet problems like the rest of us

No words.

This bird hitches a ride on one of the sailors competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, like literally on the sailor.

When you go sailing, become stranded for five months and then you’re rescued.

When Prince Harry isn’t as big a draw as a British gymnast!

You’d hope they’d react like this; they are teenagers! Well done fellas.

Shouldn’t we all have this much fun doing the mundane things in life? ❤️

What? So this kid doesn’t even get a clap at the end of this? Nothing? Jeesh.

Roger Federer gets many dad points here.

A sight we don’t see – not awesome tennis player here but Aunty Jo Konta instead.

Just touched down in London Town 🇬🇧 #reunited @jokonta91

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Yes, yes, yes.


This looks so fun!

I’d love it if this kid becomes a future England player and we can bring out this photo! Love it.

Gymnasts just seem unable to just sit still on their holidays…

#fridayfeeling have a good weekend people 😜

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… Or climbers for that matter.

When a shark attack is the ‘best thing that ever happened’ to this surfer. Really, that’s what he says. ?

Twenty years ago today I paddled out for a routine surf session. It became anything but, as that cold stormy morning opened a new chapter in my life. If I had the foresight to know my leg would be soon lost to a tiger shark, I would of still of paddled out. I’ve said it again and again, the shark attack has been the best thing to happen to me. Sure, it has brought me to breathtaking locales and I’ve had awesome life experiences I don’t think would of opened up otherwise. But above and beyond, its been the people I have met along the way that has filled my heart. It's the curious kid in line at the grocery store or the random visiting tourist at the beach. The volunteers working selflessly behind the scenes at touching charities. Innovate employees at forward-thinking companies. Marine biologists huddled over a tagged reef shark on the stern of a boat in the pouring rain. And you, the ones who have left tearful comments on my feed, constant good vibes day in and day out. The private messages that inspire me to be the best I can be. Thank you all, this wild ride in life has been better that anything I could of imagined. 💫 📷 @polikromia

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More, more, more from the Sport Social:

A skier goes all Flashdance on us and a face-planting golfer
The sassy Fantasy Football kid and the hilarious gymnasticky dog
An emotional recovery and furious cyclists

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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