Another Record For Usain Bolt With 80,000 Tweets Per Minute Twitter Olympic Victory [STATS]

By Shea Bennett Comment

Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his 200m title, his second gold following his 100m victory at the London Olympics, led to so much discussion on Twitter that it set a new record during the Games, with a heady 80,000 tweets per minute flurry during his win.

The news was broken by the official Twitter account shortly after Bolt’s outstanding performance.

Bolt paid respect to his fans – and himself – on Twitter, too.

Note that this is a tweets per minute peak, and for the Olympics only. Twitter’s all-time tweets per second (TPS) sporting record is still held by July’s Euro 2012 final, which peaked at 15,358, and that was a long way short of the all-time high of 25,088 TPS, held by a TV screening of Castle In The Sky in Japan back in December of last year. Eight months later, we’re still scratching our heads over that one.

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