Events

Recapping the 2018 Winter Olympics on Twitter

By Jay Bavishi
Tuesday, 27 February 2018

After the #Olympics came to an end on Sunday following an epic performance by EXO (@weareoneEXO) during the #ClosingCeremony, let’s take a look back at the memorable wins, losses, dramas and Tweets from PyeongChang.

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Twitter data

Nearly 103 million Tweets were sent about the Games and in total, this led to 33.6 billion impressions (views on and off Twitter) of Tweets.

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With all those Tweets and views from around the globe, these countries sent the most Tweets mentioning the #Olympics:

  1. Korea
  2. Japan
  3. United States
  4. Thailand
  5. Indonesia

These were the top Tweeted moments during the Games:

  1. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold medal in the men's singles figure skating competition; Teammate Shoma Uno wins silver medal. 
  2. Japan's women's curling team defeats Great Britain 53 to win bronze medal.
  3. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu completes his free skate performance, scoring 206.17 to put him in first place of the competition.
  4. Shaun White (@shaunwhite) wins gold medal in the men's halfpipe event.
  5. Fans throw Winnie the Pooh stuffed dolls on the ice as Yuzuru Hanyu completes an exceptional short program performance.

The top Tweeted sports of the #Olympics were:

  1. Figure Skating
  2. Curling
  3. Short Track Speed Skating
  4. Speed Skating
  5. Snowboarding 

These were the most mentioned athletes of the #Olympics:

  1. Yuzuru Hanyu (Figure Skating; Japan)
  2. Shoma Uno (Figure Skating; Japan)
  3. Choi Min-jeong (Short Track Speed Skating; South Korea)
  4. Kim Yeong-mi (Curling; South Korea)
  5. Kim Bo-reum (Speed Skating, South Korea)

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Top five Aussie moments

These were the top Tweeted moments featuring Australian athletes during the Games:

1. With a breath-taking performance in the final against snowboarding legend Shaun White, Scotty James took bronze in the men’s snowboard halfpipe. Judges said afterwards that he was only one minor slip up away from gold.

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2. The kid from the NSW Central Coast, Matt Graham earned silver in the men’s moguls, holding his own in the final against the strong favourite, Mikaël Kingsbury of Canada.

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3. Jarryd Hughes took silver in the men’s snowboard cross, earning Australia its first ever medal in this event in the history of Winter Olympics. Coming back from five knee surgeries Australia got around this home-grown underdog tale in a big way.

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4. At only 19 years of age, Jakara Anthony captured the hearts of Australians around the country when she finished 4th in women's moguls, placing above her team mate, world #1 ranked Britt Cox, and just missing out on a podium placement.

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5. Laura Peel achieved 5th in the women’s aerials, looking a strong chance to win a medal upon entering the final. Placing above her world #2 ranked team mate Danielle Scott, Australia loved the tenacity and courage it took for Peel to finish this high on the world stage.

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Twitter Moments

Twitter Moments kept fans around the world connected to the live #PyeongChang2018 moments, Tweets and conversation. Check out the below Moment for one more look back at the Closing Ceremony and a fantastic 2018 Winter Olympic Games!

 

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