Jakarta (ANTARA) - The euphoria over Indonesian badminton players Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu bagging gold in the women's doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has continued unabated on social media, according to a Facebook release.

Rahayu has become the most talked about athlete on Facebook globally in the last 24 hours, while Polii has ranked fifth in athlete topic worldwide, Facebook said in a press release issue here on Tuesday

Both the athletes have also gained thousands of new followers on Instagram, it added.

Polii has added as many as 418 thousand new followers, an increase of 87.2 percent, while, surprisingly, Rahayu has added 342 thousand new followers, a 146.9-percent increase, it said.

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Since Polii-Rahayu defeated China's Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, hashtag #IndonesiaBisa has been shared 374 thousand times worldwide on Facebook and Instagram, according to the press release.

A Facebook post by another Indonesian athlete, Kevin Sanjaya, congratulating his fellow athletes has become the most popular upload in Indonesia, the social media company has said.

Interestingly, discussions on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on social media are dominated by the productive age group (25-34 years), or 33 percent of the total social media users discussing the international sport event, followed by younger generations aged 18-24 years, it highlighted.

Following the victories in badminton and weightlifting, both sports have become the most talked topic on social media, especially Facebook, it added.

Meanwhile, Olympic medalists Apriyani Rahayu, Greysia Polii, and Anthony Ginting have become the most talked about athletes, it informed.

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