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Adam Peaty's nan is the real star of the Olympics

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The Olympics is a time for new national heroes to emerge - and not all of them have to be sports stars. Enter Mavis (also known as #Olympicnan) the grandmother of GB Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and your new favourite person to follow on Twitter.

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This can only be good.

Her Twitter bio says: ‘Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker’ and she’d prepared well in advance for her 21-year-old grandson's competition.

In true grandma style, she's even got the window cleaner involved in the bunting

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Proudly showing him off

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She's been documenting every part of Peaty's Rio 2016 Olympics journey, beginning from when he passed the qualifiers on Sunday for the 100m Breaststroke, breaking his world record...

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...even signing her Twitter messages "Love nan"

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And when Peaty won the gold medal for the Men's 100m Breaststroke, she couldn't contain herself...

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And she's been grandma Mavis to the whole GB team, it seems:

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And people thoroughly love her for it...

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