Twitter lights up as Team USA beat Team Japan in Olympic final [infographic]
Tweetreach has put out some speedy Twitter analysis of last nights London 2012 Women’s Olympic football final between the United States and Japan, which saw Team USA take World Cup revenue over Japan and win 2-1.
In front of a noisy record crowd of 80,203 fans at Wembly stadium Twitter again proved how popular women’s football is after it last year set a record during the World Cup in Germany, where the US lost to Japan.
It was no different at London 2012 as 711,646 tweets were posted during the two hour game from 433,797 different Twitter accounts.
The high point came at 19:55 when Carli Lloyd scored the second US goal and tweets hit a peak of nearly 12K tweets per minute.
That peak almost doubled at the end of the game as US supporters went Twitter happy and tweets per minute shot up to around 22k as Americans celebrated Olympic victory.
In terms of Team USA versus Team Japan there was no competition. The gap between the two was enormous with 261,000 tweets posted about Team USA and only around 8,000 tweets were posted about Team Japan — although the time difference worked in favour of the US. It was very early in the morning in Japan, but the middle of the day in the US.
The most mentioned player on the US team was US goalkeeper and Seattle Sounders Women player
Han Hope Solo with midfielder Carli Lloyd, who scored both US goals, a close second. Both previously won Gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when the US beat Brazil 1-0 in extra time.