Usain Bolt Breaks Twitter Record After 200-Meter Victory

Usain Bolt‘s 200-meter win made him the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles, but his win helped him break a different record. Bolt’s history-making win made him the most talked about Olympic athlete on Twitter, with over 80,000 tweets per minute coming in during his victory.

Twitter’s communication service broke the news by sending out a tweet that read,

“Record alert! @usainbolt sets a new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 TPM for his 200m victory. #Olympics.”

When he won the 100-meter, Bolt was being discussed at 74,000 tweets per minute.

Bolt didn’t acknowledge his Twitter record, but he did give thanks to his fans for supporting him throughout his journey. He wrote,

“Thanks to all my real fans and people who believe in me. I am now a living legend that’s for sure.”

Bolt also gave a shout out to his coach, saying,

“A lot a thanks goes out to the greatest coach ever. ‘Glen Mills’ Really blessed the day the heavenly Father brought you in my life”

Usain Bolt finished the 200-meter sprint in 19.32 seconds, earning him a place in a debate about who was the world’s greatest athlete. US decathlete Trey Hardee said his teammate Ashton Eaton, who won the decathlon Thursday, is “the best athlete to ever walk the planet, hands down” and that “just because you’re fast doesn’t make you an athlete.”

Eaton shrugged off the comment, saying, “There’s no fight. Usain is clearly awesome. He’s an icon in his own right. Titles are for books.”

Not one for humility, Usain Bolt acknowledged his awesomeness by saying,

“I just know I’m a legend. Bask in my glory.”

What do you think of Usain Bolt’s declaration that he is a living legend?

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