‘Phelps Face’ goes viral as swimmer pursues 20th gold medal
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps will compete for the 20th gold medal of his career Tuesday night in Rio.
The American will square off against South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, a longtime rival, in the men’s 200-meter butterfly.
Phelps, a five-time Olympian, was caught on camera Monday giving his opponent an intense glare.
Folks on Twitter, using the hashtag #PhelpsFace, have likened the swimmer to an axe murderer and Anakin Skywalker when he transformed into Darth Vader.