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Jason Kenny beats Jason Kenny to Twitter handle

A car salesman has received a flood of congratulatory tweets after he was mistaken for an Olympic gold medallist.

Jason Kenny, 46, has been getting more than 50 messages a day on Twitter from fans of his namesake who has won three gold medals in Rio.

The father-of-one, who like the Olympian is originally from Farnworth, said it was an "absolute pleasure" to get the cyclist's tweets.

"I reply and say thank you but I am not in Rio", he told the Bolton News.