You’ve probably seen the famous photo from 2006 of a 9-year-old Katie Ledecky meeting Michael Phelps and getting his autograph.

The two superstar swimmers recreated the famous photo, but this time, it was Michael asking for the autograph!

Both gold-medalist had high praise for the other.

“We are in great shape, not only with Katie but with the team that we have now,” Phelps said on Today. “Katie’s doing her thing and she’s breaking records every time she gets in the pool. It’s been an honor for me to be a part of the team with her and some of the younger guys that we have coming up in the sport that are going to take over.”

And Ledecky is still a fan of Phelps, all these years later.

“(Phelps has) had a huge impact on…a lot of the young swimmers on the team this year,” Ledecky also told Today. “I started watching him when I was 6 years old when I was first starting to get in the sport and to be on the team with him has been such an honor.”

“Not only to see his impact in the pool, but just here out of the pool as well. He’s really been a leader on this team and that’s why we came away with all these medals.”

While Phelps has announced his retirement, we still have Ledecky to continue to shine along with all of our other Olympians!


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