Twitter users congratulate wrong Jason Kenny on winning Olympic gold

Twitter users mix up Jason Kenny Credit: Twitter

Several Twitter users who share a name with Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny have been congratulated as fans mix up social media accounts.

Kenny scooped a gold medal in the men's sprint final, securing his fifth Olympic gold.

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Hundreds of messages intended for the Bolton cyclist were sent to other Twitter users with similar names, including a Canadian politician, much to their amusement.