Missy Franklin’s nails are painted with patriotic colors (Picture)

Missy Franklin is already becoming one of the stars of the 2012 Summer Games in London. The 17-year-old swimmer won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay team Saturday night, and she captured her first Olympic gold medal by winning the 100m backstroke on Monday.

Before the Games began, Franklin tweeted a picture of her toe and fingernails to show that she had painted them in patriotic colors. I’m guessing they’re a lot more colorful than the tattoo she plans to get after the Games. Maybe the red, white, and blue helped bring her good luck in her races.

Photo via Missy Franklin

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  • Aj Bender

    I think Missy is an awesome swimmer and the fact that she’s sporting the red, white and blue just makes me like her even more! She is an inspiration to people in all walks of life and she exudes determination, strength and commitment. Here she is all the rage and we are all rooting for her. The real challenge has been trying to keep up with what sport is on which channel. Luckily, I upgraded to the Hopper a few months ago on the suggestion of a Dish co-worker. This new DVR comes with three tuners and 2,000 hours of space! That’s four times more than your average DVR and I won’t run out of space when I’m recording all these events. Thumbs up to Missy for dedicating all her medals to her home state and we can’t wait for her to come back and celebrate!