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Usain Bolt breaks another Olympic record on Twitter

Claims most tweets per minute
Fri Aug 10 2012, 13:58
Usain Bolt after winning gold medal at London Olympic 2012 courtesy of Carly Page

OLYMPIC ATHLETE Usain Bolt hasn't broken just Olympic track records at the London 2012 Games, as he's also smashed the record for the most Olympic tweets.

Following Bolt's unsurprising victory in the 200m final last night, tweets about the 25 year old Jamaican sprinter hit a rate of more than 80,000 per minute, according to Twitter's account. The micro-blogging network tweeted about the record breaking updates, saying:

Bolt is quite the Twitter star, with 1.3 million followers on the micro-blogging web site and regularly taking to Twitter to speak to his fans. Last night Bolt tweeted, "Thanks to all my real fans and people who believe in me. I am now a living legend that's for sure."

This tweet alone was retweeted more than 8,000 times and favourited by almost 2,000 people.

This year's Olympic Games have already been dubbed the first "social media Olympics". On the day of the opening ceremony, for example, viewers posted a whopping 9.66 million tweets about the event - more than the number of tweets sent during the entire Bejing Olympics. µ


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