With tickets selling out at the box office and the Games in full flow, we took a look at how Twitter is being used during the 2012 Paralympics.
The top five most followed GB Paralympic athletes of the Games (in order) so far are:
Of these, the GB Paralympic athlete who has seen the biggest increase in followers since the Games began is sprinter Jonnie Peacock (@JonniePeacock), whose follower numbers have gone up more than 500%.
There have been more than 180,000 mentions of these athletes on Twitter since the Paralympics began, and the peak in conversation about them came on Thursday 6 September as Jonnie Peacock won gold in the T44 100m sprint final.
Here’s a great photo of the moment he won gold:
After his victory Jonnie took to Twitter and retweeted this great picture:
Jonnie Peacock and his mum twitter.com/BBCRadio2/stat… - Best mum hug ever.
He also shared this great snap of a well-deserved McDonald’s!
Ohhhhh yeahhh!!!!! Been waiting for this!!! twitter.com/JonniePeacock/…
Admiration for Paralympic athletes from their Olympic counterparts have flooded Twitter, including this message from 100m Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt (@usainbolt):
Paralympics Games is where you find true champions.. All magnificent athletes.. Talk about that 5000m just now.. Incredible
Diver Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) also shared his support:
It is just so amazing how inspiring all of the Paralympians are, competing with such grit and determination…heroes, all of you!
With the final events and the Closing Ceremony taking place this weekend, make sure you stay tuned to Twitter for a unique perspective of these extraordinary events.