Great American Moment: Michael Phelps Teaches Katie Ledecky How to Wear Her Million Olympic Medals

This week’s Sports Illustrated cover is epic.

It features three of the most dominant athletes in the world, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Simone Biles, all showing off their Olympic hardware.

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Image Credit: Sports Illustrated

While Phelps is certainly used to these types of photo ops and handling this much hardware, Ledecky and Biles are just on their first Olympics. 19-year-old Ledecky needed some coaching for how to properly display the heavy gold and silver, captured in this charming video:

Michael Phelps, owner of 28 Olympic medals, taught Katie Ledecky how to show off her's. #Rio2016

Posted by NBC Olympics on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thank you, Michael Phelps, for your invaluable experience.

TOPSHOT - Combination picture made on August 11, 2016 shows US swimmer Michael Phelps with the 22 gold medals he won at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. / AFP / STF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Image Credit: Staff/AFP/Getty Images

And Ledecky says:

USA's Katie Ledecky adjusts her swim cap before competing in a Women's 800m Freestyle heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Image credit: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

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