Indian athletes take #GC2018 and Twitter by storm

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Indian athletes and their performances at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have taken #GC2018 and Twitter by storm.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu’s Gold medal win was the most-Tweeted moment on the basis of Tweets per minute during the event while three of the five most-Tweeted 2018 CWG moments, basis the Tweets per minute peak, on Twitter globally were related to India.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games #GC2018 has come to a close, and this was India’s third most successful Commonwealth Games event of all time. Twitter is where live sport happens, and through the games, fans on the platform supported the Indian athletes in real-time. From Tweets by the Prime Minister to Twitter Moments that recapped the glory, India couldn’t stop talking about #GC2018.

With a 200-plus contingent delivering 66 medals at #GC2018, India surpassed the medal tally of 64 medals from the Commonwealth Games Glasgow which happened four years ago. The joy was shared on Twitter as the Indian contingent featured in 3 out of the top 5 most-Tweeted #GC2018 moments, basis Tweets per minute during the live event. The most Tweeted moment was that of World champion and Commonwealth Games record holder Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@MirabaiChanu), who broke six records in six lifts to storm her way to gold in the women’s 48kg weightlifting event.