Today on Twitter

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Last night Twitter was abuzz with excitement as Usain Bolt (@usainbolt) and the rest of the Jamaican team stormed to victory in the 4x100m.

And to top it off, Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) won his second gold in the 5,000m in the Olympic stadium. This picture of the pair is one of our favourites of the games:

Even the London police force were joining the ‘Mobot’ craze:

Here’s a great shot of the man himself with Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012), the women’s boxing gold medalist:

Over in the aquatic centre it was bronze for Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) in the men’s 10m diving. Messages of congratulations flooded in across Twitter, including these from singer Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) and Mollie King (@MollieTheSats) - what a lucky man!

Tom’s certainly come a long way since he drew this picture of his ambition to perform in the 2012 Olympics as a 9-year-old:

The public reaction to the Olympic Games has been overwhelmingly positive in the UK. We love this montage of @TeamGB created by @adidasuk which highlights some of the most memorable moments:

BBC presenter Clare Balding (@clarebalding) has been praised for her presenting, with Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) suggesting she should be in line for her own gold medal once the Games are over:

It certainly sounds as if she has enjoyed the experience:

Sir Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) summed up the Games in this great Tweet, paying tribute to all those involved in making the spectacle happen:

We also love this Tweet from 400m runner Andrew Steele (@AndrewSteele) who told his fans what Twitter meant to him during the Games:

Finally here’s an amazing shot of all the @TeamGB medal winners together. What a proud moment for @TeamGB:

Make sure you stay tuned to Twitter throughout tonight’s closing ceremony, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a wrap up of Twitter and the Olympics.