The official Twitter account revealed the new record after Bolt successfully defended his 200m title and became the first athlete in history to retain both the Olympic 100m and 200m title. Bolt also took to Twitter to express his happiness at his gold medal win. “Thanks to all my real fans and people who believe in me. I am now a living legend that’s for sure,” he tweeted to his 1.3 million followers. The tweet was retweeted more than 8,000 times and favourited by nearly 2,000 people.