The US Olympic athletes aren’t just winning medals over in London; they’re also posting memorable, hilarious, and heartwarming tweets to their thousands of followers. Here we award some athletes with ‘medals’ in three categories: best picture tweeted, best retweeters, and best all around.
Bronze: Lolo Jones (@lolojones) with Lebron James, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant
Jones wondered why the only female in the group decided to flex, but because of it, we’ve awarded her the bronze medal in our Twitter Awards.
Silver: Jordan Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) with her teammates and Ryan Seacrest
The US women’s gymnastics team just nabbed the gold medal and we award Wieber the silver for her great shot of Seacrest showing off his flexible side.
Gold: Kevin Love (@kevinlove) with his teammates and Coach K
Kevin Love not only wins the gold with this sneaky picture of his teammates and coach, he also wins the gold for best pictures tweeted by any US athlete. Check out his Twitter for some hilarious shots of his teammates and himself (usually with their eyes closed).
Bronze: Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy)
Franklin wowed the world with her gold in the 100m backstroke, but she remains a down-to-earth 17 year-old who will retweet just about anybody who mentions swimming.
Silver: Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte)
Although Lochte is known more for his competitiveness, his numerous retweets are just another reason to root for him tise swimmer.
Gold: John Orozco (@johnw_orozco)
At one point during the games gymnast Orozco retweeted so many times, Twitter wouldn’t let him do it again; that’s a gold medal in our book.
Best All Around
Bronze: Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold)
Wrestler Burroughs tweets it all. He posted over a dozen pictures of himself with other athletes during the opening ceremony, even one with the (very tall) men’s volleyball team in which he poked fun at his own short stature. He tweets congratulations to fellow US athletes and shout outs to his teammates. Burroughs is definitely worth a follow.
Silver: Ricky Berens (@rickyberens)
Swimmer Berens is a great athlete to follow for updates and laughs. Constantly thanking his fans, congratulating his teammates, and uploading hilarious pictures, Berens is making a name for himself in the social media world.
Gold: Lolo Jones
Jones won bronze for her unique pose with some members of the dream team, but her pictures aren’t the only reason we’ve awarded her the gold. Her tweets are honest and funny, giving her over 222,000 followers a taste of the hurdler’s personality.
Who are your favorite Olympic tweeters? Leave us a comment and let us know!