Missy Franklin
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Which would you rather have: a gold medal or the public support of Justin Bieber?

Missy Franklin doesn’t have to choose. The U.S. Olympic swimmer (and true Belieber) now has both after she claimed the gold in the 100m backstroke. Bieber himself extended the digital congratulations, tweeting, “heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove.”

Much love indeed, Biebs. Franklin, a 17-year-old who goes to school in Aurora, Colo., tweeted back her thanks and excitement — “I just died! Thank you!”

For more adorable Olympic gratitude and eagerness, check out Franklin’s Twitter account. For more on why the teen swimming sensation is winning our hearts, read our write-up on why she’s our Olympic Stud of the Day.

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