While you are in isolation South Africa’s Olympic champion Caster Semenya has broken another record, of sorts, in the confines of her own home.
In an initiative aiming to promote exercising indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, sports stars and social media users have been challenging each other in a core-strength challenge which involves touching your toes as many times as possible whilst lying flat on your back.
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo forward managed 142 reps in the 45-second challenge, only for it to be surpassed by an impressive 176 reps from Semenya.
The athletics star took to Instagram to share her achievement, saying: ‘Hola fellas thanks to @cristiano for his challenge, the beast himself did his best, I also manage to scoop 176 in that space of 45 seconds.
‘Not bad for a Sunday ke ya baba mfo.’
Other sports stars have been trying to beat Ronaldo’s record, including Manchester United’s Portuguese duo Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, but the pair only managed a total of 117 and 105 reps, respectively.
Semenya was hoping to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo later this year, before the popular summer event was postponed by a year due to the virus outbreak.