Asian Games: India generated second highest tweets, only behind Indonesia

Wrestling gold medalists Vinesh Phogat (left) and Bajrang Punia (right)
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Indian sports fraternity and fans have generated over 12 million tweets during the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang between August 18 and September 2.

Celebrating and sharing the joy of the unprecedented success of Indian athletes at the Asian Games 2018, India has emerged among the top two nations to generates the highest number of tweets during the Games. Hosts Indonesia top the chart.

According to data shared by Twitter, Indians have generated 12 million Tweets from the opening ceremony on 18 August until the closing ceremony on 2 September. The Closing Ceremony succeeded to amaze the world, generating 1.8 million Tweets related to the event.

Sports fans from different parts of Asia and around the world came to Twitter to talk about the event.

While Indonesia has been the most active nation on Twitter during the Asian Games 2018; Japan, Korea and the Philippines followed India for the third, fourth and fifth position respectively.

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Badminton was the most-mentioned sports on twitter among all the 40 disciplines. Surprisingly martial arts, wushu and sepak takraw have found more mentions than elite events like wrestling, boxing and athletics. Hockey, which witnessed India bagging women’s silver and men’s bronze, has figured in the fourth position among the five most tweeted sports.

When something happens during the Asian Games, it happens on Twitter and hashtags have helped to galvanise some of the most important moments during the event.

#AsianGames2018, #AsianGames, #EnergyOfAsia, #SuperJunior and #ClosingCeremonyAsianGames2018 have been the top hashtags about Asian Games during the event.


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