Gabby Douglas leads the social media pack
Olympian Gabby Douglas didn’t just leave London with gold medals, she left with the hearts of people all over the world, who showed their love via social media.
According to Wildfire, Douglas’ Facebook friends have increased 3960 percent during the Olympics. Her 582,912 Facebook fans and 662,520Twitter fans dwarf fellow gymnasts Marcel Nguyen (194,962 Facebook fans) and Camille Muffat (124,294 Facebook fans).
TiVo also tallied the top ten moments watched during the Olympic games (not including Opening and Closing Ceremonies) and Gabby Douglas leads with 5 of the 10 moments. The number 1 moment of the Olympics was August 2nd, “Women’s Gymnastics all-around final official standings displayed. Gabrielle Douglas comes in first while Victoria Komova is brought to tears as she takes the silver.”
1) Aug. 2 – Women’s gymnastics all-around final official standings displayed. Gabrielle Douglas comes in first while Victoria Komova is brought to tears as she takes silver.
2) July 31 – McKayla Maroney makes a perfect landing in the vault, netting a score of 16.233 in finals of women’s gymnastics team event
3) Aug. 2 – Gabrielle Douglas performs in the gymnastics artistic floor exercise event at the women’s individual all-around gymnastics finals.
4) July 31 – Gabrielle Douglas, on the uneven bars, nails a difficult transition from lower bar to upper bar and follows with a great landing.
5) Aug. 2 – Aly Raisman becomes Team USA’s last hope for a high score on the balance beam in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final.
6) July 31 – Michael Phelps loses his lead to finish second in the men’s 200m breaststroke.
7) July 31 – Anastasia Grishina of Russia loses her balance in a floor exercise landing.
8) Aug. 2 – Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte square off in the men’s 200m individual medley.
9) July 31 – The USA Women’s GymnasticsTeam USA watches the scoreboard to see whether they are the winners.
10) Aug. 2 – Gabriel Douglas performs on the uneven bars and scores 15.733 after deductions for a hop on her dismount.