Team USA Olympians Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps have recreated their famous autograph photo — but with a twist.
The swimmers were photographed a decade ago when Phelps signed a poster for Ledecky. They reenacted the moment for Monday’s episode of the Today show, but this time, Ledecky was the one signing autographs, and Phelps was the enthusiastic fan.
“Katie’s doing her thing and she’s breaking records every time she gets in the pool,” Phelps said on Today. “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 recalled looking up to Phelps when she was just a kid. “I started watching him when I was 6 years old when I was first starting to get in the sport,” she said. “To be on the team with him has been such an honor.”
Ledecky won five medals (four gold) and set two world records at the Rio Olympics. Phelps won five gold medals in Rio and ended his Olympics career with 23 gold medals and 28 medals total.
See the recreated photo below, and read the full interview here.