The U.S. Gymnastics Team Dominates in Competition—and Social Media

And 4 other big Olympic moments from Tuesday

As part of Adweek's ongoing coverage around the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, analytics company 4C broke down the top moments from Tuesday's games that kept social media buzzing.

5. Puerto Rico clinches tennis win

Monica Puig from Puerto Rico beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza—who is ranked No. 3 in the world and the French Open champion—to advance to the women's singles tennis quarterfinals. On social, the upset generated 208,872 retweets, comments and likes.

4. U.S. rookies land medals in swimming

Lilly King and Katie Meili—two first-time Olympic athletes—took home medals for the 100-meter breaststroke Tuesday night, causing 288,667 social interactions.

King placed first in the race—and also set an Olympic record—giving her the gold medal while Meili placed third to win bronze.

3. World champ Serena Williams loses to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina

No. 1 seed and previous Olympic champion Serena Williams lost to No. 20 Elina Svitolina during the third round of the women's singles competition on Tuesday night.

The massive upset generated 344,421 engagements on social media.

2. Michael Phelps goes out strong at his last Olympics

Michael Phelps has promised that this year's Olympic games will be his last, but at least he's going out with a bang.

The U.S. swimmer claimed his record 20th and 21st gold medals in the 200-meter butterfly and the 4×200-meter relay with teammates Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas on Tuesday night, leading to 367,621 social engagements.

1. Women's gymnastics team wins over viewers

Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman lit up social media when the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team beat Russia and China to win gold medals during the team competition.

According to 4C's data, the event amassed 390,042 engagements on the social web.


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