- More than 80,000 tweets per minute
- Favourited by 2,000 people and retweeted 9,500 times
Usain Bolt has now broken records both on and off the track.
The Jamaican sprinter set a new Twitter Olympic conversation record last night, following his 200m victory, with more than 80,000 tweets per minute.
The official Twitter account revealed the new record yesterday after Bolt became the first athlete in Olympic history to successfully defend both the 200m and 100m title.
Ornico Media Tweeted the news following Bolt's lightening performance
Bolt wrote a Tweet to his 1.3 million followers to express his thanks and let them know that he is now a legend.
Bolt's Tweet received 80,000 retweets and 2,000 likes
The Tweet was favourited by more than 2,000 people and retweeted more than 9,500 times.
Usain Bolt (centre) of Jamaica exits the bend ahead of team mates Warren Weir (left) and Yohan Blake (right)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt does push-ups next to his compatriot, second placed Yohan Blake, as he celebrates winning the men's 200m final
The 25 year-old Jamaican answered all the questions about his fitness and state of mind to retain his 100m and 200m titles.
Yohan Blake and Warren Weir made it a Jamaican one-two-three. American Wallace Spearmon came fourth.
Bolt was pushed all the way by Blake, his friend and training partner, who was tipped by many to outshine his mentor in London.
But Bolt got off to a blistering start and powered into a lead around the bend.
In the final 100m it looked as if Blake was closing him down, but Bolt found and extra push and cruised over the line.
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