Michael Phelps Stares Down Chad Le Clos Giving His Best #PhelpsFace At Rio 2016 Olympics
Nineteen-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps gave a whole new meaning to the term “Game Face” on Monday night while getting ready to compete in the men’s 200 meter butterfly semifinals event in Rio. Phelps is not a fan of pre-game dancing and showed his distaste by giving his competitor South African swimmer Chad Le Clos his best bank face. The hashtag #PhelpsFace quickly began trending on social media. #Phelpsface memes followed soon after.
Apparently, dancing before his races works for Le Clos – he ended up taking gold in the event while Phelps finished second, settling for silver at the London 2012 Olympics.
.@MichaelPhelps is not impressed with Chad le Clos’s antics.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016