Fenway & Wrigley, Golden Retrievers (2 y/o & 10 m/o), Kurosaka Lane, Lake George, NY • “A National and an American League team. They’re swimmers – they were just in the lake for hours. And they love camping. They haven’t chased any skunks yet; let’s keep it that way.”
Gertrude Ederle (1905-2003)
was an American swimmer, nicknamed “Queen of the Waves” for her achievements
and proficiency. She is best remembered for being the first woman to swim across
the English Channel, in 1926.
She held a total of 29 US and world records in swimming, and
was the world’s youngest record holder in the sport. Before her crossing of the
English Channel, only five men had managed the feat; she beat the fastest of
them by two hours.
Fandometrics In Depth: International Multi Sport Event Edition
For the last three weeks, a certain International Multi Sport Event has captured global attention. Starting with Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua’s spectacular, well-oiled entrance in the opening ceremonies and closing with Simone Biles posing for a selfie with literally everyone—here’s what it all looked like on Tumblr.
From August 3rd to August 21st, 2016, #Rio related tags were added to 8.1 million reblogs across Tumblr. And those same tags were searched almost 3 million times.
Let’s start by sport.
Even though soccer represented the most original posts tagged with sport names — 21% of all sports-related posts—gymnastics dominated the overall conversation, thanks to the #gymternet. Within the sports category, gymnastics represented:
41% of all searches
38% of all reblogs, and
37% of all likes
Now let’s look at athletes.
Of the hundreds of athletes competing at the International Multi Sport Event, 50 truly captured your hearts. They represented 13 different countries in 11 different sports and won a total of 66 awards made of different metals. 61% of those awards were the shiniest, and meant they were number one in the entire world. Good job!
American swimmer Michael Phelps was at the top of the heap. Of the 50 top athletes on Tumblr, he got:
13% of all searches
14% of all original posts
His success might have had something to do with his newest six medals or upcoming return to retirement, but if we’re honest, they were probably about his face.
Interestingly, gymnast Simone Biles earned the most likes and reblogs, with 14% and 15% of notes in the athletes category respectively—only slightly less impressive than five medals and a kiss from Zac Efron.