Olympics come to an end and Lionel Messi says goodbye – Sunday’s sporting social

The PA news agency looks at some of the best examples on social media from August 8.

Pa Sport Staff
Sunday 08 August 2021 18:06
The Olympics finished and Lionel Messi bid farewell to Barcelona (Martin Rickett/Mike Egerton/PA)
The Olympics finished and Lionel Messi bid farewell to Barcelona (Martin Rickett/Mike Egerton/PA)

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from August 8.

Olympics

Jason Kenny became TeamGB’s Britain’s most successful Olympian.

And received Sir Chris Hoy’s blessing after he surpassed the Scot.

Nicola Adams hailed Olympic middleweight champion Lauren Price.

The boxing ended on a high.

Great Britain said goodbye to Tokyo

As did Hoy.

Dan Walker already had one eye on Paris 2024.

While the Paralympics are only 16 days away.

Golfer Sergio Garcia praised Spain’s efforts in Japan.

Football

Lionel Messi made an emotional farewell at Barcelona.

Leicester were still celebrating Saturday’s Community Shield victory.

Manchester City recapped on Jack Grealish’s debut, despite defeat.

The Premier League turned the clock back.

As did Chelsea.

Happy 30th birthday to Liverpool defender Joel Matip.

West Ham birthday boys.

Jesse Lingard was feeling better after contracting Covid.

Paul Pogba was getting excited.

Formula One

Happy 68th birthday to 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.

Cricket

There was rain at the cricket.

Happy birthday former Middlesex and England seamer Angus Fraser.

Rugby union

Happy Birthday Toby Flood.

KP had his say on the Lions tour.

While the Lions picked themselves up after Saturday’s series defeat.