Michael Phelps keeps proving he isn’t slowing down. At 31 years old he is still showing that he might be the best swimmer in the world by taking home two gold medals last night in both the Men’s 200m butterfly and the Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay after winning the Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay earlier in the games. With 21 gold medals, Phelps is the most decorated olympian of all time, and he is the oldest swimmer to win an individual gold medal in the history of the Summer Games.
He is also all over social media with the face he made last night. Remember the “Not Impressed” face from McKayla Maroney in the 2012 London Olympics? It’s starting to make its way across social media in the same way. Why Phelps made this face, we might never know. It could be the fact that one of his biggest contenders, Chad le Clos, stared him down all night. The South African swimmer was apparently staring Phelps down all day in an effort to prove that he was not going to be intimidated or scared by the 6’4″ American. I believe that’s called “poking the beehive.” The bee (Phelps) obviously didn’t care as he took the gold in the event le Clos was after while le Clos didn’t even medal.
If you’ve missed Phelps so far this summer, you can catch him in the Men’s 200m individual medley at 10:09am PST and in the Men’s 100m butterfly at 10:16am PST on Thursday! In swimming, Katie Ledecky broke a world record with her 3:56.46 time in the Women’s 400m freestyle, and Lilly King went on the offensive in her war against PEDs by setting a new Olympic record in the Women’s 100m breaststroke. You can see all of your favorite events in the Olympics on NBC for the rest of the games!