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This 9 Year Old Gets An Autograph By Her Hero Michael Phelps. 10 Years Later She Has A Gold Medal Of Her Own

By Karly Carpena
August 15, 2016

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Just imagine, you are nine years old and you get to meet your idol. More than that you actually get their autograph, something you will cherish forever. The above photo shows Katie Ledecky and Olympic champion Michael Phelps, and by the look on her face she could not be more excited!

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Now after a decade from when this photo was taken, the two of them share something in common. An Olympic gold medal. The emotion on her face in the below photo says it all. A journey completed, a goal achieved and pure joy.

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“This picture captures the joy I have had this past week in representing the USA, as well as the emotions of completing an unforgettable four-year journey. Thank you to everyone for the support.”

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You can’t help but wonder when she met Michael Phelps those long ten years ago if she could ever see herself sharing such an honor. I personally believe that day may have changed her life and given her the motivation to be just like her hero!

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