How Usain Bolt’s Victorious Grin Helped the Olympian Race Past Everyone on Social Media

And 3 other buzzy moments from Monday

There were plenty of memorable moments on Monday from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and media technology player 4C looked at the news that garnered the most combined social chatter on Facebook and Twitter. One of them included an unusual bolt of digital energy from the track and field realm.

Here are the four highlights that produced the most Olympics buzz on Monday:  

4. Good Charlotte

After Charlotte Dujardin retained her Olympic title in individual dressage—which is essentially a sport where a horse prances and dances as prettily as possible—social media took notice. Dujardin and her equestrian horse's performance inspired 273,375 engagements, which consist of retweets, comments and likes from 4C's research. 

3. Silver Brit

Great Britain's Mark Cavendish took the silver in the men's omnium division, cycling home 280,284 engagements. Indeed, it seems that when the Brits do well in the Olympics, they do well on social media.

2. When bronze is big news

Because Simone Biles has been so good during this Olympics—some calling her the greatest gymnast of all time—her shortcoming on Monday became headline news. After the 19-year-old slipped on the balance beam during the event, she took home the bronze medal and erased her hopes of becoming the first gymnast to win five gold medals. Her moment of disappointment resonated on social media, generating 282,100 engagements. 

1. Bolt of confidence

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has long been known for his the "To Di World" pose, but now he may even more famous for the victorious grin he tossed the way of his competitors before beating them in the 100-meter dash on Monday. The internet blew up, thanks largely to his brazen gesture, spurring 402,947 retweets, comments and likes during the medal presentation.

And for the whole day, Bolt drew 884,485 engagements, blowing by all other Olympians.