Justin Bieber Gets Into The Olympic Spirit With Team USA’s Missy Franklin

Team Canada and Team USA came together on Twitter yesterday. Sort of.

17-year-old swimmer Missy Franklin, who has so far nailed down a gold medal in the women’s 100M backstroke and a bronze in the women’s 4X100m freestyle, got a notable Olympic Tweet from Justin Bieber. It seems the pop star took note of her impressive gold medal win and found out they had something in common: they both dig Justin Bieber.

In addition to Justin Bieber, we know Carly Rae Jepsen is on Franklin’s playlist — she makes an appearance in Team USA’s “Call Me Maybe” lip dub that went viral as the Olympics kicked off.

Franklin may not be done winning gold yet — she’s still got five events to go, including the women’s 200 freestyle.

Franklin hails from Colorado and told CBS News that she’s dedicating all of her Olympic races to her home state, where the Aurora theater shootings occurred while she was training France. “Every single race I’m going to have that Colorado incident back on my mind,” she said. “It’s such a terrible thing and I’m so shaken by it. They’re in my thoughts this entire process.”

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local


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