Tuesday 28 March 2017

Women's cup final in Twitter record

The climax to the Women's World Cup final drew a record 7,196 tweets per second
The climax to the Women's World Cup final drew a record 7,196 tweets per second

The finish of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States broke the record for tweets per second, Twitter said.

Japan rallied twice to draw 2-2 with the United States after extra time before winning a penalty shoot-out on Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany.

The exciting climax drew 7,196 tweets per second. Paraguay's penalty shoot-out win over Brazil in a Copa America quarter-final on Sunday came close to beating it with 7,166 and is second on the list.

The previous record of 6,939 was set just after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day. Other spikes include Osama bin Laden's death (5,106 per second) and the Super Bowl in February (4,064).

Spain's World Cup win over the Netherlands in July 2010 managed a high of 3,051.

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