The tweets-per-minute record was broken during the 200-meter mens sprint in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, 25, finished the race in 19.32 seconds, with over 80,000 tweets going out within a minute.
“Record alert!” Twitter announced in a tweet earlier today. “@usainbolt sets a new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 TPM for his 200m victory.”
Bolt himself has more than 1.3 million Twitter followers and has been actively tweeting throughout the games.
“Thanks to all my real fans and people who believe in me,” he tweeted after the race. “I am now a living legend that’s for sure.”