Missy Franklin’s friends elated about her Olympics success

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AURORA, Colo. — One of the best stories to come out of the Olympics this summer is Colorado’s own Missy Franklin, who as of Tuesday already had two medals. 

The 17-year-old attends Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, and after all the community has been through it is nice to have something to cheer about. 

Her friends and teammates from school were so excited when Missy won gold in the 100 meter backstroke.

“I can’t even describe how proud I am,” said friend Abby Cutler.  “Very proud,” said Jamie Monk.

But they aren’t the only ones feeling that way.

Justin Bieber sent a tweet that read, “heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now I’m a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove.”

It was quite a moment for Missy and her friends.

Despite her catapult into international stardom, her friends say she is the nicest person you will ever meet, and now her story is inspiring young swimmers back home.

“She is so cool, and she inspired me so much that I love swimming now just because of her,” said 11-year-old Sam Padilla in Centennial. 

Missy competed Tuesday in the 200 meter freestyle. She came in fourth, just barely missing the podium. But she still has four other events to compete in, and her fans back home are pulling for her all the way.

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