The best of the week’s sport social media

When sport stars go on holiday…

Gorgeous holiday! I’m thinking Tokyo 2020 is calling for these two ?#swimmingpoolfun #family #relaxing

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A different kind of packing for tennis stars preparing for Wimbledon

Serena Williams takes time out from what sounds like literally having her baby to respond to John McEnroe’s, ‘if she was on the men’s tour she’d probably be at 700’ comment.



A look back at Formula One on water, the America’s Cup

Quite.



And they seem pretty pleased about it too.


Olympic skeleton champ on the omission of any Russian athletes on an official anti-doping checklist.

Latvia skeleton boss agrees with Lizzie…

Serena Williams does a Demi Moore on the front cover of Vanity Fair (yes, you’ll need to be of a certain age to remember the original version)

How to make an ice bath look fun from Brit taekwondo star Jade Walkden.

Umbrellas are out… must be the pre-Wimbledon party. Britain’s Heather Watson scrubs up well for the event

Following a brutal injury British gymnast Nile Wilson is on his way back.

??????‍♂️

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When you win Olympic bronze and you’re only 16…

Forever two of my favourite pictures ??❤️

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When you go to a wave pool in Tokyo…

When a para-cycling star is not happy

Brilliant. Not.

Can’t. Quite. Get. It. Right.

When you need a drink, this pooch is there for you.

The English summer strikes again at the Women’s World Cup…

… but when play did start, England were pretty happy about it.

Loved the emotion of watching these two celebrate their hundreds yesterday ???

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Double Olympic rowing gold medalist has got this Henley Regatta watching sorted.

Former Formula One driver Nico Rosberg appears to be struggling with retirement…

When you’re an athlete you get used to packing as proved by Tour De France rider Mark Cavendish…

All packed for @letourdefrance….

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The timing of this event doesn’t seem to make much sense apart from to the organisers who no doubt are trying to capitalise on the high profile of the Winter Olympics…

Lovely reaction this…

I’m 5ft 2ins – I’m with Lisa on this.

Fabulous.

This US Olympic gymnast knows she’s with a keeper.

Australia’s cricket governing body has spectacularly fallen out with the players.

When Andy Murray meets his double…

Took talking to myself to a whole new level today ??‍♂️?

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A disappointing organisational faux pas for a pro bike race…

I like to keep things positive on here but I’m bummed. Much as I love the guys at @radrace, starting the women’s race just 2 minutes behind the guys was really uncool and unfair.. . The men’s field at Fixed 42 is made up of 600 people and when they line up at the start, they’re instructed ‘contenders at the front, medium riders behind and people who are just along for the ride at the back.’. . So what do you think happens when you start the women’s race two minutes later? We caught the slowest guys in the neutralised part before we even reached the autobahn!. . As we raced into town, it was was super dangerous with groups of guys everywhere who didn’t move over to let our race through.. . But the absolute worst was the finishing straight. There were guys EVERYWHERE spread across the entire width of the course, guys who weren’t even racing, just ‘along for the ride.’ Again, none moved aside. We weren’t able to have a proper sprint at all and got stuck behind them all.. . It was so incredibly frustrating and disappointing, we’ve travelled many miles to be here and didn’t even get to finish the race properly. It makes me feel that the women’s race was just an afterthought and unimportant.

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Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor chills out with her beloved pooch.

Manchester United’s class of ’92 except one; David Beckham would never be able to travel on a tube without being mobbed.

This is great news for cricket lovers and potential cricket lovers in the UK.



England’s T20 and ODI captain loves it.

Just the world’s best footballer marrying his childhood sweetheart.

Skier Lindsey Vonn tries to emulate her US gymnast compatriots.

I’m no @alyraisman or @simonebiles but it’s not too bad for an old lady! ???‍♀️

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Four-time Olympic rowing gold medalist is feeling his age.

Great idea to future proof England players’ careers, broadening horizons beyond just their sport.

Playing at Wimbledon never gets old for the world number one.

When you remember it all starts tomorrow… ? ?#wimbledon

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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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