By Bill Carey
July 31, 2012

Teenage girls around the world may be jealous of U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin this morning, and not because she won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke Monday.

The 17-year-old Franklin, who is quickly becoming one of the stars of the London Olympics, received a message from pop star Justin Bieber on Twitter.

[tweet https://twitter.com/justinbieber/status/230212769889280000]

[tweet https://twitter.com/FranklinMissy/status/230214892349693952]

Franklin had a busy Monday. She qualified for the final of the 200-meter freestyle and, less than 15 minutes later, hit the pool again in the 100 back. She broke her own American record in taking her first Olympic gold medal.

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