Simone Biles Posted The Most Popular Tweet Of The Olympics, And It's Clear Why
She won our hearts.
Oh -- and also, she won Twitter.
Biles had the most retweeted tweet by an Olympic athlete during the Rio Games, according to data provided by Twitter.
The most retweeted athlete tweet (whew) from Rio was a selfie video Biles took with her crush, Zac Efron, who casually showed up in Rio to surprise Biles and her teammates.
The selfie video shows Efron surprising Biles with a kiss on the cheek, which she swoons over. It's crazy adorable. I think all of Twitter collectively squealed with her as we had already been following her crush on Efron.
Biles' tweet had over 163,000 retweets as of Tuesday afternoon.
But her Olympics dominance didn't stop there. Biles had four out of the top 10 most retweeted Olympic athlete tweets from Rio.
Biles posted the top one as a vid or GTFO move. She had previously tweeted pictures of her and Efron and said he kissed her on the cheek. She posted what would become the most popular athlete tweet as "proof."
The original tweet was the fourth most highly retweeted:
he kissed me on the cheek just letting y'all know @ZacEfron pic.twitter.com/VLyc62DXY7 — Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 16, 2016
Here are Biles' other two, which ranked seventh and tenth, respectively:
Yup, that Michael Phelps tweet is super casual. Biles is superhuman. It's whatever.
Biles, Phelps and Usain Bolt dominated these Olympics with the number of medals they took home -- and how casually they did it, showing their superiority in their respective sports.
Bolt also won on and off the field at the Olympics.
He tweeted three out of the top 10 retweeted athlete tweets during the Rio Games.
The third most retweeted tweet, from Bolt, was all about winning:
Olympics Record Beijing 2008 100 200 4x100 London 2012 100 200 4x100 #Rio2016 100 200 4x100 #Gold — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 20, 2016
The sixth was a shout out to Jamaica:
And the ninth was a grand display of international friendliness:
The other athletes who made up the top 10 in Olympic retweets were Kenzo Shirai, a Japanese gymnast, and Juan Martín del Potro, an Argentinean tennis player. Both came home with medals.
Shirai had the second most retweeted tweet, with over 106,000 RTs:
夢みたい。人生で一番心臓に悪い日。でも間違いなくそれ以上に人生で一番幸せな日。予選4位からの下克上。仲間を信頼してよかった。頼もしい先輩方ほんとにありがとうございました。この経験を無駄にせずにまた種目別ゆか、跳馬頑張ります pic.twitter.com/iZaySGcp6N — Kenzo shirai (@kenzo8824) August 9, 2016
Del Potro, who lost to Andy Murray in the tennis finals to get the silver medal, had the fifth and eighth most retweets:
Así terminó la semana más increíble de mi vida. #Gracias pic.twitter.com/XwEJhSS8ny — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) August 15, 2016
Feliz por llevar otra medalla!! #Gracias pic.twitter.com/0cseQsrlsz — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) August 13, 2016
You can learn some really important lessons from these tweets about how to build your brand and get more Twitter followers.
Be positive, use photos and videos and, um, be the best athlete in your sport in the world. Adding a kiss from Zac Efron into the mix never hurts. See? Super easy!