Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps got slimed on stage at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards on July 13.


The most decorated Olympic athlete ever, Phelps won the Legend Award at the annual event, hosted by Russell Wilson. The swimmer owns 28 Olympic medals in total, with 23 of those being gold. As such, the athlete was appropriately slimed with gold slime, instead of the usual green. Previous winners of the award include Kobe BryantDerek Jeter, and David Beckham.

And just the day before, Phelps took home the ESPY award for Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete and Best Record-Breaking Performance.

“GOLDEN CONGRATS to my hubby on winning The LEGEND Award at the @nickelodeon #kidschoicesports,” Phelps’ wife Nicole Johnson wrote on her Instagram post.


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GOLDEN CONGRATS to my hubby on winning The LEGEND Award at the @nickelodeon #kidschoicesports

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Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has hosted the fun awards show multiple times. When asked why he continues to return as host, Wilson says he loves the fun night with the audience and his favorite athletes. “I want to give back and make an impact,” he explained. “I think God’s given me an opportunity and I think I have to give it back and teach and love as much as I can. I think this is what our society needs too so it’s been a joy to be able to do the things I get to do.”

As for sliming Phelps, Wilson was overjoyed. “In the past two years, I was able to slime Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter, so this year it’s going to be Michael Phelps, which should be great. He’s not used to a pool of slime,” he said.

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