Internet Reacts to Michael Phelps Beating Chad Le Clos in 200m Butterfly Finals (Tweets)
We all know the backstory by now.
Michael Phelps had dominated the 200-meter butterfly event at the Olympics, winning the gold in 2004 and 2008. But in 2012 in London, it was Chad le Clos who shocked the world by upsetting Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly final to take the gold.
Four years later, Phelps was looking for some revenge in the pool at Rio.
Prior to their semi-final heat on Monday, while waiting backstage, cameras caught Phelps directing a death stare at Le Clos, which sent the internet into a frenzy.
And on Tuesday, after Phelps beat LeClos and the other six competitors in the 200-meter butterfly finals to take home his 20th career Olympic gold medal, the internet went nuts once again.
First, some footage of the race:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 10, 2016
And here’s a look at some of the greatest reactions to Phelps’ victory over Le Clos in the butterfly finals:
Michael Phelps: “How do you feel now Chad le Clos?”
Chad le Clos: pic.twitter.com/Tf9QVpz8Tu
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) August 10, 2016
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) August 10, 2016
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) August 10, 2016
EXCLUSIVE REPLAY: Michael Phelps beats rival Chad le Clos to reclaim 200m butterfly goldhttps://t.co/gfHfiW8Ugo
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 10, 2016
Michael Phelps right now… https://t.co/foi0SOnSwQ
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) August 10, 2016
The Wikipedia page for Chad le Clos right now: pic.twitter.com/VVBQFS22pq
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 10, 2016
Michael Phelps vs Chad Le Clos pic.twitter.com/5A1pfkPQTg
— Jeremy (@JAHodel) August 10, 2016
LE NOT CLOS ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/H7XDceiPn4
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) August 10, 2016
Chad le Clos’un Wikipedia sayfası güncellenmiş. pic.twitter.com/nDHFXocXxI
— Niko Škrijelj (@nikoskrijelj) August 10, 2016
Hey Le Clos! pic.twitter.com/RORqrZereA
— Jeff Hultman (@jhult14) August 10, 2016
— Tobey (@TobeyTom) August 10, 2016