Tokyo 2020: Some trends on Facebook /Instagram over the course of the games

Athletes who gained the most Instagram followers :

1.Rayssa Leal (Skateboarding, Brazil) – 5.8 million (+667% increase)

2.Neeraj Chopra (Track and Field, India) – 2.6 million (+1.9m% increase)

3.Simone Biles (Gymnastics, USA) – 2.3 million (+53% increase)

4.Rebeca Andrade (Gymnastics, Brazil) – 2.1 million (+868% increase)

5. Italo Ferreira (Surfing, Brazil) – 1.8 million (+175% increase)

On Facebook, most mentioned sports :

1.Track and Field: Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games, with the programme divided into track, field and road events. The concept of running faster than your rivals is simple but every aspect of an athlete’s performance must be perfect to win gold.

2.Gymnastics: Artistic gymnastics is one of three disciplines in the sport of gymnastics. The others are rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. Athletes perform short routines on apparatus with judges evaluating the difficulty and accuracy of each performance

3.Rowing: Legendary displays of strength and stamina can be seen in the only sport where competitors cross the finish line backwards.

4.Boxing: Many of the world’s greatest fighters have competed in an Olympic Boxing tournament, showcasing the ‘noble art’.

5.Swimming: For the world’s fastest swimmers, mere hundredths of a second can separate Olympic medallists from the rest of the field.

On Facebook, most mentioned athletes :

1.Simone Biles:

Simone Biles Won 2 medal in Tokyo Olympics 2021, Silver in Women’s Team event and bronze in Women’s Balance Beam

2.Neeraj Chopra:

Neeraj Chopra wins historic Gold in javelin throw, India’s first athletics medal in 100 yrs

3.Hidilyn Diaz

hidilyn diaz won Gold medal in Weightlifting Women’s 55kg Category evnet

4.Suni Lee

Suni Lee Wins 3 medal in Artistic Gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics 2021. Gold In Women’s All-Around, Silver In Women’s Team, and Bronze in Women’s Uneven Bars

5.Thomas Daley

Thomas Daley Wins 2 medals in Diving at Olympics 2021. Gold in Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform and Bronze in Men’s 10m Platform Eevents.

On Facebook, loudest countries engaging about the Olympics :

2.United States

On Instagram, most mentioned athletes :

1.Neeraj Chopra (Track and Field, India) / @neeraj____chopra
2.Simone Biles (Gymnastics, USA) / @simonebiles
3.Rayssa Leal (Skateboarding, Brazil) / @rayssalealsk8
4.Greysia Polii (Badminton, Indonesia) / @greyspolii
5.Apriyani Rahayu (Badminton, Indonesia) / @r.apriyanig

Data by Facebook team