In 2006, Katie Ledecky, then 9 years old, got the autograph of one of her heroes, Michael Phelps. The moment was captured in a snapshot that went viral last week.
>> Click here to see the viral photo
Now the tables have turned.
>> 9-year-old Katie Ledecky gets Michael Phelps' autograph in adorable viral photo
The Olympians re-created the iconic photo Monday for "Today" with their roles reversed: This time, Phelps wanted Ledecky's autograph.
"Katie's doing her thing, and she's breaking records every time she gets in the pool," said Phelps, who won 23 Olympics gold medals during his career. "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."
Phelps announced his retirement Monday.
Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver in Rio, added, "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."
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