Michael Phelps shows Katie Ledecky best way to wear her Olympic medals

OMAHA, NE - JULY 03: (L-R) Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrate during Day Eight of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrate during Day Eight of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

What’s one struggle of being a multi-awarded Olympian you might not realize? It’s actually really difficult to arrange multiple medals around your neck in a fashion that doesn’t make you look like a total fool.

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But if there’s ever an athlete in need of help, there’s probably no man better than Michael Phelps — the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals — to turn to.

For this week’s Sports Illustrated,  some Olympic beasts — swimmer Katie Ledecky, gymnast Simone Biles and Phelps — are featured on the cover for taking home five medals from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, we get to see Phelps help Ledecky — who is basically the new face of USA swimming — place her medals in the best way for their photo. It’s almost like watching him pass a metaphorical torch onto the 19-year-old, four-time gold medalist.

“You’ll learn,” Phelps tells Ledecky. “Don’t worry about it.”

 


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