“Lightning” Bolt crowned king of Olympic tweets


A few weeks ago, TechNewsGadget reported that the 2012 Olympics shattered the previous record of tweets from the previous Olympics in just a single day. The Olympic tweeting universe have recorded a huge number of tweets, as the London Olympics closed in a bold fashion.

According to Twitter, the 2012 London Olympics garnered 150 million total tweets and Usain “Lightning” Bot of Jamaica generated a huge share of the total.

The 16-day event culminated a couple of days ago and Twitter totaled the actual number of tweets sent by their users. They found out that the most tweeted competition were Bolt’s 100 meter and 200 meter races.

Other statistics include:

  • Jamaica’s gold winning performance in the 4×100 relay garners 52,000 tweets per minute.
  • Andy Murray’s gold medal win in his singles tennis match had 57,000 tweets per minute.
  • The basketball final featuring USA and Spain, where US won, had 41,000 tweets per minute.

With regards to the popularity of athletes in Twitter universe, the 10 most tweeted individuals according to popularity are:

  1. Usain Bolt
  2. Michael Phelps
  3. Tom Daley
  4. Ryan Lochte
  5. Gabby Douglas
  6. Andy Murray
  7. Kobe Bryant
  8. Yohan Blake
  9. Lee Chong Wei
  10. LeBron James

Which was your favorite moment from the Olympics?

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