Phelps, Ledecky, Biles grace Sports Illustrated cover

Phelps, Ledecky, Biles grace Sports Illustrated cover


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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American gold medal winners Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles are featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.

The magazine revealed the cover on its website Tuesday. It shows Phelps with his arms around Ledecky and Biles. They each have gold medals draped around their necks — a combined total of 14.

Sports Illustrated says the photo was taken Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. A video of the shoot reveals Phelps showing fellow swimmer Ledecky the best way to arrange her medals, adding "I've done it before, you'll learn, don't worry about it." Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold.

Biles has won three gymnastics golds and a bronze in Rio. She could add to that haul during the floor exercise final Tuesday.

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