Today on Twitter

By Lewis Wiltshire
Saturday, 4 August 2012

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:

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:

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):

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:

Karina Bryant (@karinabryantgb) won gold in judo yesterday and posted this fantastic photo of her medal. Well done Karina, great work:

And finally, we love this drawing of Victoria Pendleton (@v_pendleton) winning gold, penned by animator Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks). It really captures the moment:

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:

  • Women’s lightweight boxing: Natasha Jonas (@tashajonas)
  • Men’s RS:X windsurfing opening series: Nick Dempsey (@nickdempsey1)
  • Women’s handball: Kathryn Fudge (@fudge89)
  • Women’s volleyball: Maria Bertelli (@mariabertelli)
  • And of course not forgetting the one and only Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m final (@usainbolt)