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Sport 5 glorious photos of Michael Phelps covered in gold slime at Nickelodeon awards show

11:26  16 july  2017
11:26  16 july  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Nathan Adrian next face of US men’s swimming team

  Nathan Adrian next face of US men’s swimming team Nathan Adrian felt a little strange walking around the pool during the U.S. National Championships. Michael Phelps wasn’t there last week. Ryan Lochte was missing, too. And for the first time in almost two decades, when the American long-course world championship team was announced, neither of its biggest stars appeared.

After winning the Best Record-Breaking Performance and Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete awards at the ESPYS, Michael Phelps was given the Legend Award at Unlike at the ESPYS, the Nickelodeon award includes the honor of being doused with gold slime . It makes for absolutely incredible photos .

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5 glorious photos of Michael Phelps covered in gold slime at Nickelodeon awards show © WireImage 5 glorious photos of Michael Phelps covered in gold slime at Nickelodeon awards show After winning the Best Record-Breaking Performance and Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete awards at the ESPYS, Michael Phelps was given the Legend Award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards.

Unlike at the ESPYS, the Nickelodeon award includes the honor of being doused with gold slime. It makes for absolutely incredible photos.

Here's Phelps pre-slime:

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Phelps getting his gold slime shower:

Refreshing.

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So honored to receive this award! Thanks @nickelodeon for such a fun night!!! #slime @gettyentertainment @gettysport

A post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on Jul 14, 2017 at 7:34pm PDT

Last year's winner was Kobe Bryant, who stuck his tongue out while getting slimed.

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Beautiful.

Seven's the charm: Dressel ties Phelps' record with 7th gold .
Michael Phelps, you've got company.Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.

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