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Behind the tweets at the Tokyo 2020 tournament.


The Games are now complete and have left sports fans worldwide with incredible memories from top events, led by some of the finest athletes on the planet. Fans everywhere turned to Twitter to cheer for thrilling victories, engage with athletes, watch highlights from official broadcasters, and share in the live experience.

Twitter crunched the numbers to find the events, talents and trends that owned the podium on Twitter during the event.

These rankings are based on all Tweets sent globally between July 23, 2021 and August 8, 2021.

Most Tweeted events:

  1. Brazil’s Rayssa Leal (@rayssaleal) wins silver in women’s street skateboarding
  2. Japan wins gold in men’s baseball, defeating U.S.A. 
  3. Japan wins gold in table tennis mixed doubles, defeating China
  4. Japan wins gold in women’s softball, defeating U.S.A
  5. Brazil win gold in men’s soccer, defeating Spain

Most mentioned athletes:

  1. Rayssa Leal (@rayssaleal) – skateboarding, Brazil
  2. Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) – gymnastics, U.S.A. 
  3. Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) – track & field, India

Most mentioned sports:

  1. Volleyball
  2. Soccer
  3. Basketball
  4. Skateboarding
  5. Gymnastics

The official @Olympics account was a must-follow for fans everywhere during the Games, sharing top highlights and content. These were the three most Liked @Olympics Tweets from the past 17 days. 

Follow @Paralympics on Twitter and use the #Paralympics hashtag to unlock our custom emoji, enjoy the action and keep on top of what had taken place in Tokyo.

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