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Every athlete needs a fan like #OlympicNan

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Britain's Adam Peaty, right, and United States' Cody Miller talk after a men's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Britain's Adam Peaty, right, and United States' Cody Miller talk after a men's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Every athlete should have a fan as devoted as #OlympicNan.

The grandmother of British swimmer Adam Peaty has become a champion tweeter as she gushes about his achievements. With a Twitter biography that describes herself as "Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker," she's quickly gaining followers who use the word "adorable" to describe her passion for Peaty.

When he broke the world record in the 100 meter breaststroke, his granny tweeted: "What race oooo I'm so proud he's a gladiator well done," and stamped it with the nation's flag.

Williams told the BBC on Sunday that she was alone during the race and that she "screamed for him. But my neighbor didn't mind."

She says "since I have been going to watch Adam it's given me a new life."

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