The 2018 Commonwealth Games GC 2018 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 GC 2018. With a 200-plus contingent delivering 66 medals at GC 2018, 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 GC 2018 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.
Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning India’s first Gold at the #GC2018 games and breaking three CWG records. India is delighted by these achievements: PM @narendramodi @GC2018 pic.twitter.com/XHyFh8blVw
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 5, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2018
Bravo! India bags its first ever?medal in mixed team badminton match!
Great work there by the Indian team who fought it hard on the court to clinch a?medal. #IndiaAtCWG #GC2018 #CWG2018 pic.twitter.com/yMuurnoNyC
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 9, 2018
And finally GOLD ????????Congratulations guys . Credit to the entire coaching n support staff . #GopiAnna #tankimher and all the physios n trainers at the national camp @NSaina @Pvsindhu1 @srikidambi @P9Ashwini @PRANNOYHSPRI @pranaav6 @sikkireddy
— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) April 9, 2018
Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s third Gold medal win at the Commonwealth Games was another most-Tweeted moment globally on Twitter. The 34-year old grappler, who clinched the top podium finish in the Men’s 74kg freestyle wrestling, used Twitter not just to celebrate his success but also dedicate it to the victims of the tragic accident in Himachal Pradesh.
Nothing more precious than life. Winning gold for the 3rd time is indeed a proud moment for all of us but this is my tribute to those innocent kids who have lost their lives in an accident in #HimachalPradesh #CWG2018 pic.twitter.com/XAa6exYhEY
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) April 12, 2018