Tweets about her victory peaked at 6,280 Tweets per minute at 5.32pm GMT - by far the highest spike of Games-related tweets today, and the fourth-highest spike seen in the Games so far.
Over the past 24 hours she has been mentioned more than 55,000 times on Twitter, and her victory on the ice led to a huge spike in her Twitter followers. When the Games began she had around 2,500 followers on Twitter, and after her victory that number shot up to more than 20,000 — an 8x increase, and 106x her normal daily follower growth.
Ahead of the big race Yarnold Tweeted this message to her fans:
And after her incredible victory, fellow athletes, fans and even brands flocked to Twitter to congratulate Yarnold:
Lizzy Yarnold CONGRATULATIONS! Every bit deserved to an inspiring woman @TheYarnold x— Dominic Sherwood ( @DomSherwood1) February 14, 2014
Well done to @TheYarnold! It feels entirely appropriate for a Brit to win the ‘tea tray’ race. We raise our mugs to you!— Yorkshire Tea ( @YorkshireTea) February 14, 2014
What a performance by @TheYarnold Goes to show the benefits of talent ID. Many are in the wrong sports or haven’t found the right one…yet— Goldie Sayers ( @goldiesayers) February 14, 2014
I don’t admit that I cry often, but @TheYarnold winning has me in tears! What an amazing athlete. Incredible— Greg Rutherford ( @GregJRutherford) February 14, 2014
The most retweeted image about her victory came from @TeamGB:
Yarnold’s spike on followers echoed that of Jenny Jones (@JennyJonesSnow), who won a bronze medal last week. She has also seen her follower numbers skyrocket, from 6,700 at the start of the games to more than 65,000 — a phenomenal 10x increase.