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Coronavirus latest: How sports stars passed the time on March 31

Coronavirus latest: How sports stars passed the time on March 31
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Afobe, Muir, Parker, Asher-Smith and Whitlock were all trying to keep themselves occupied.

The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to the world's sporting action and left players and athletes across the world with plenty of time on their hands.

Here, the PA news agency looks at what some of them got up to on Tuesday.

Bristol City striker Benik Afobe – on loan from Stoke – is determined not to let his skills go rusty during the lockdown after recovering from a serious knee injury which has kept him out since September.

Laura Muir also revealed her special talent as the European 1500m champion put her her time to good use now the Olympics has been postponed.

While double Olympic champion Max Whitlock looked to get the nation active by filming Gymnastics with Max from his home.

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker tried to lighten the mood with a video to the Foundations' Build Me Up Buttercup – including a cameo from Tyson Fury.

World 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith also looked to make use of her time at home to ensure she kept in top condition.

Ex-Australia spinner Shane Warne held an Instagram Live where he named the combined best England XI he had played against.

American pole vaulter Sandi Morris, who won Olympic silver in Rio four years ago, refused to let the coronavirus lockdown get in the way of her training in the USA and narrowly avoided a nasty injury.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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