Today is ‘Super Saturday’ at the Games with 25 gold medals up for grabs.
With so much going on, we’ve selected some of our favourite ‘only on Twitter’ moments from the last 24 hours to show how Twitter brings you closer to the action than ever before.
First off we love this picture of the moon at Tower Bridge which has been widely shared across Twitter today. What an awesome shot:
Clever. Hats off to Reuters’ Luke MacGregor for this iconic image of the Games away from the sport.
— Olly Foster (@OllyFoster) August 4, 2012
We also love how the crowds celebrated the women’s success in the cycling pursuit this afternoon. As if winning gold wasn’t enough, the team was serenaded by Paul McCartney and the crowds singing ‘Hey Jude’. BBC reporter @DanRoan captured the moment on Twitter:
After yet another gold in the velodrome, Macca shows track-cycling’s the new rock n roll twitter.com/danroan/status…
— Dan Roan (@danroan) August 4, 2012
The Olympics has been a really great example of how Twitter brings diverse people together around their shared interests. We love this chat between Sir Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) and movie star Samuel L Jackson (@SamuelLJackson):
@samuelljackson Probably my favourite tweet of all time. Thanks!
— Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) August 4, 2012
Twitter gives fans a real sense of the behind-the-scenes action, and it was great to see the man in charge of the Games Seb Coe @SebCoe share this candid shot of the moment he met gold medal winning pistol shooter Peter Wilson:
Peter Wilson with gold - what a good guy. twitter.com/sebcoe/status/…
— Seb Coe (@sebcoe) August 4, 2012
Karina Bryant (@karinabryantgb) won gold in judo yesterday and posted this fantastic photo of her medal. Well done Karina, great work:
What a day finally my dream for so long has come true Olympic Medalist
#nevergiveuponyourdrrams #believetotheend twitter.com/karinabryantgb…
— Karina Bryant (@karinabryantgb) August 3, 2012
And finally, we love this drawing of Victoria Pendleton (@v_pendleton) winning gold, penned by animator Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks). It really captures the moment:
Illustration: Victoria Pendleton wins Gold twitter.com/RikkiLeaks/sta…
— Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks) August 3, 2012
There’s so much going on in the Olympic Village tomorrow. Here’s who to follow to keep on top of the action on Twitter: