This photo shows an adorable 9-year-old Katie Ledecky meeting Michael Phelps 10 years ago

9-year-old Katie Ledecky was pictured in a photo receiving an autograph from Michael Phelps ten years before she was a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
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Katie Ledecky had better start practicing her wrist exercises, because she is going to have a whole lot of autographs to sign — on Tuesday, the 19-year-old earned her second and third gold medals, her first two at the Rio Olympic Games.

She might ask Michael Phelps for some pointers; after all, a decade ago, a 9-year-old Ledecky was asking him for his autograph:

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