Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is back in the water and he is already dominating again. The legendary athlete is winning races and taking names at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is, statistically speaking, the greatest Olympian of all time. This not an exaggeration or an opinion; it’s numbers.
But as we all know, everyone loses from time to time, even the masters, and this rule doesn’t exclude Michael Phelps. Back at the 2012 summer Olympics in London, he lost in a 200m butterfly in a stunning upset. He lost the race to a South African swimmer named Chad le Clos, and he clearly didn’t forget about that shit.
At the time, Chad did a lot of trash talking about it (which is understandable – Phelps is the king, so if you beat him, you DO have every right to brag your ass off). This only helped to further set the tone for a recent race where the stakes felt a little higher than usual.
Before the race, Chad was warming himself up. He was standing up, shadowboxing and dancing around like a dickhead. Our man Mike was in a slightly less casual mood, though. This was made abundantly clear by the look on his face.
The internet collectively flipped out about this instantly viral moment.
Even Piers Morgan tweeted: “Phelps is either going to win his semi-final tonight – or kill everyone.”.
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