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Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky Recreated Famous Autograph Photo from 10 Years Ago

Michael Phelps strikes a pose and talks to reporters while walking the red carpet at the Omega House on Monday (August 15) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On Saturday, the 31-year-old swimmer won his record-breaking 23rd Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Michael and Katie Ledecky, 19 – who has won several gold medals and broken world records during this summer’s Olympics – recently recreated a photo they took 10 years ago.

In the 2006 photo, nine-year-old Katie smiled after getting an autograph from 21-year-old Michael, and in the 2016 photo, Michael was the one grinning as he got an autograph from Katie.

Check out the photo (via Today) below!

Also pictured inside: Olympic swimmers Chad le Clos and Alexander Popov also attending the Omega House event with Michael, and Michael leaving the studio at Rio’s Leme Beach with his wife and son (not pictured) on Monday.

15+ pictures inside of Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos, and Alexander Popov on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Michael Phelps Wins 23rd Gold Medal During His Last Ever Olympic Swim!

Michael Phelps just won a record breaking 23rd Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics!

The 31-year-old swimmer competed with the U.S. team – which included Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, and Nathan Adrian – during the 4×100-meter medley relay on Saturday night (August 13) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Earlier that day, Michael announced that he will be retiring from professionally swimming after the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

After it was announced that they won, the crowds cheered on an emotional Michael as he hugged his teammates.

“I’ve had the opportunity to be on some of the greatest relays of all time,” Michael told CBS Sports. “It truly is an honor.”

While in Rio, Michael has won five gold medals and one silver, making him the most decorated Olympian in history.

Congratulations, Michael!

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Michael Phelps Says He's Not Planning On Competing in 2020 Olympics

Michael Phelps says he’s not planning on competing in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, despite what his teammate Ryan Lochte is saying!

The 30-year-old swimmer took the chance to clarify the rumors after the 100m Butterfly, where he took the silver.

“I will just clarify that Ryan doesn’t know what he is talking about. I am not coming back in four years,” he explained.

Michael added, “I have two laps left in my career so I am happy and I’m excited and looking forward to tomorrow. I saw (what Ryan said) and I was like ‘thanks Ryan, throw me back out there for another four years.’ If he wants to come back it will be great.”

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‘s last race will be the 4×100-meter medley relay on Saturday, August 13.

Joseph Schooling Beats Michael Phelps in 100m Butterfly & Wins Singapore's First Gold Medal

Swimmer Joseph Schooling just beat Michael Phelps and took the gold in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

This is the first Olympics medal for the 21-year-old athlete and the first gold medal for his home country of Singapore.

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Meanwhile, Michael took the silver medal in a three-way tie with South African swimmer Chad le Clos and Lazlo Cseh of Hungary. This marks Michael‘s 26th medal.

Coincidentally, Michael met Joseph in 2008 and NBC shared a cute throwback photo during the race.

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Michael Phelps' Mom, Fiancee, & Baby Visit 'Today Show'

Debbie Phelps and Nicole Johnson sit down for an interview on The Today Show on Friday morning (August 12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The mom and fiancee of swimmer Michael Phelps, who were joined by his three-month-old son Boomer, chatted about his journey to become the greatest Olympian of all time.

“It’s rather amazing to think of Michael’s journey since 2000 at age 15 and now 31,” Debbie said. “Michael is very driven, driven to correct things that have gone wrong, to set goals for himself as to where he wants to be. I’ve never seen him so happy as he is now.”

“It’s been incredible, because I’ve watched it first-hand — the training, the dedication, the downside and coming back from all of that,” Nicole added.

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Ryan Lochte Says He'd 'Be the Michael Phelps of Swimming If He Wasn’t There’

Ryan Lochte sits down for an interview on The Today Show on Friday morning (August 12) on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 32-year-old swimmer opened up about his disappointing final swim at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics the night before. While he won a gold medal in the Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay earlier in the week, Ryan didn’t medal in his other event, the 200m individual medley.

In an interview taped before the Olympics, but aired on Thursday night, Ryan opened up about his teammate Michael Phelps. He was asked if he is glad that they are around in the same era.

“Yes and no. My career would definitely be different,” Ryan said. “I guess you would say I’d be like the Michael Phelps of swimming if he wasn’t there. But at the same time I love a challenge, and that’s why I do the events that I do and going up against him is a challenge.”

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Michael Phelps Gets 22nd Gold Medal, Wins 200m Individual Medley Final in Rio!

Michael Phelps holds up four fingers to celebrate his fourth gold medal win at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Thursday (August 11) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 31-year-old swimmer now has 22 gold Olympic medals in his collection after his win in the 200-meter Individual Medley Final.

Michael beat out his USA teammate Ryan Lochte, who unfortunately did not place for a medal in the race.

This will be a crazy busy night for Michael as he has a medal ceremony and then will compete in the Men’s 100-meter Butterfly semi-finals just minutes later.

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