Sport Social: One happy kid & cross-country chic

This week’s sport social also sees romance on a race track, funny (but not painful) sport fails, emotive adverts, gender equality progress in Saudi Arabia, sadness, skills and super-surprising cross-country attire…

What? It’s sport… kind of.

When your coach wants you to do something and you’re not so keen…

A magical moment for England cricket… and Jenny Gunn ๐Ÿ˜‚

You can’t use your baby in an ad, it’s just not… oh, this is so cute.


Alpine skiers grief-stricken over the death of fellow racer David Poisson during a training accident two weeks ago.

Hopefully she’s getting engaged to the right partner. Difficult to tell with that helmet on.

Pole vault fails โ€“ always a winner. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I used to do gymnastics โ€“ this is SERIOUSLY impressive. His ankles will be mushed before too long though. That landing. Ouch.

Cracking photo this.

One the best climbing pictures ever ๐Ÿ˜ Pega essa ๐Ÿ˜ Foto de @lonely_free_ranger ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ชโœŠ๐Ÿ˜ . . . ๐Ÿ‘ฅ โคต Double tap & tag your friend Love it ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’– Would you like to wear CLIMBING T-Shirts or Mugs, Legging? Grab yours by clicking the link in my profile Bio ๐Ÿ’— * Via:@trueclimbing . . . #climbinglovers #climbingtothetop #climbinginspiration #climbing_videos_of_instagram #climbingrose #climbingmag #climbingtraining #climbingframe #climbing_lovers #climbingpicturesofinstagram #climbingismypassion #climbingday #boulderinggym #rockclimbingwall #climbinglife #Rockclimbing #climbinggear #climbing_is_my_passion #climbinggym #climbingwall #bluebirdday #madetoclimb #TradClimbing #growstrong #flashfoxy #getoutside #SportClimbing #climblikeagirl #liveclimbrepeat #klettern

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Could this kid BE any happier! Come on Maria, cheer up. How can you not be happy around this little fella?

Tianjin memories: That excitement when you get to walk @mariasharapova onto the court!

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Erm, four points: Are those yoga shoes? Your poor neck. How long did you stay up there for? Is there some Photoshop jiggery pokery going on or is this real?

This moment is your life…. #Skkanhottie #HeadTop #Fitness #Skkanapproved

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I’m no expert but pretty sure there’s no surf in rock pools…

More from the series, sporty types just can’t sit still even on holiday.

How? How does she not get tangled up in her own hair doing this?

SPORTY TYPES. Just sit down and relax will you!

@twistingtori I love thisss๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’“

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Heights don’t bother me. You might feel different looking at this photo.


Those North Central uniforms are ๐Ÿ’ฏ #D3XC

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When you lose your leg to a tiger shark when youโ€™re a kid and go on to be a shark conservationist ๐Ÿ‘

@mikecoots getting to experience a peaceful dive with a Hawaiian tiger shark yesterday on a shoot with @oceanramsey and @abc4explore. Mike lost his right leg to a tiger shark when he was a kid surfing the north shore of Kauai and despite his loss Mike is a huge shark conservationist. This was not his 1st tiger shark dive since his loss but this was his 1st tiger shark dive in Hawaiโ€˜i which was amazing to film. Mike is a absolute legend for standing up for sharks and showing the world that we can #coexist and how sharks are so important to the health of our oceans. Iโ€™m so grateful for inspirational people like Mike, @bethanyhamilton, @captaincook_2 and @pauldegelder that #helpsavesharks #saveourseas #weneedsharks #apexpredatornotmonster #love #shark #stopsharkfinsoup๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ”ผ #saynotoplastic #cagethefear photo by #juanoliphant using @aquatech_imagingsolutions

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No need for translation here. Rugby is brutal.

Objetos perdidos ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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Yeah, okay, this is a pretty decent jump for a kid. For many adults too.

Love this.


๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ“ทโ€™s @badboyryry_

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Uber amazing gymnast Simone Biles gives thanks for her family on Thanksgiving in moving post.

When an England cricketer returns home from the Ashes to some good niece hugs. โค๏ธ

Even world champ diver Tom Daley gets it wrong sometimes. Still an amazeballs dive though.

FAIL. ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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Oh come on Usain, you can’t be good at everything… can you?

Where exactly does a climber go from here? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Free by the necessities of its own nature Determined in its actions by itself alone #spinoza

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Unlucky… ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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I remember getting involved in a beer snake while watching an Aussie cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Not a patch on this one though!

Yes. How sports fans should be treated.

A gulp-inducing moment at the Ashes with England fans’ tribute to Australia’s Philip Hughes who died on this day after being hit on the head by a ball during a match.

What a moment to enjoy with your mate.

That one time at Waimea. #eddieaikau

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Awesome, awesome photo this.

I wonder what they were thinking๐Ÿค” #tb #rio2016

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A family who surfs together…

So very thankful to be with my loved ones today ๐Ÿงก Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ Photo: @lofaka

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Super dooper strong.

You want more from Sport Social? Okey doke, check these out:

A beautiful world and a penguin first 11
Surfers do hump day and the brilliant kid dancing to her own tune
Surfers remember their friend and mind-blowing gymnastics
Omanโ€™s diving youngsters and Prince Harry realises heโ€™s not all that

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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