#OlympicNan: Swimming Sensation Adam Peaty’s Grandma Creating A Splash On Twitter

The nation is backing swimmer Adam Peaty to win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics, but his biggest supporter is his nan who is making waves of her own on Twitter.

Mavis Williams has dubbed herself “Olympic Nan” and despite not being in Rio, is making sure her grandson knows she’s backing him with a series of tweets to him and his GB team-mates.

Peaty is the favourite for Britain’s first Rio gold as he smashed his own world record to charge into the 100m breaststroke final.

World record - Peaty smashed his own world record to get to the finals (Picture: Rex)

The 21-year-old set the new mark in qualifying before backing it up with the second fastest time in history in his semi-final.

If he wins a gold in the early hours of Monday morning, he will be the first British male swimmer to win gold at an Olympics since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

And while he’s breaking records in the water, Peaty’s grandmother Mavis Williams is lending the full weight of her support via Twitter.

With a biography that reads: “Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker”, she has been regularly supporting the 21-year-old, tweeting: “Well done Adam on your world record love Nan”, as well as: “Good luck for the semifinals Adam I will be roaring for you, the heat was fantastic love Nan.”

And after he charged to a place in the final, she wrote: “What a race oooo I’m so proud he’s a gladiator well done @adam_peaty.”

Olympic Nan - Mavis Williams is supporting her grandson via Twitter

Ms Williams has said she was so proud she “could burst” after watching his world record.

She told the BBC: “Since I have been going to watch Adam it’s given me a new life, a different life, that I never dreamt that I would have and I have loved every minute of it.

"I am really nervous but really excited too, not just for me but Adam - he has got a lot of pressure.

"He has achieved so much these last few years. It is a tremendous achievement, what he has got, and all the family are very proud of him. But it’s nerve-wracking for me.”

(Top picture: Mavis Williams/Twitter)