Missy Franklin's latest fan is Justin Bieber

8:19 AM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
  • Missy Franklin (USA) holds up an American flag after winning a gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Justin Bieber posed as he arrived at the NRJ Music Awards 2012 at Palais des Festivals on Jan. 28, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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LONDON -- One less lonely girl?

Swimming sensation Missy Franklin now has something other 17-year-old girls all over the world will be jealous of: a tweet from Justin Bieber.

The teen heartthrob singer wrote about Franklin Tuesday morning, hours after she won her first individual gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke.

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Bieber tweeted: "heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove"

The message was retweeted over 4,700 times - including one by Franklin herself.

She quoted Bieber's message and added: "I just died! Thankyou!"

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(USA Today)

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