American Olympian Michael Phelps has been speaking as though this will be his final Olympics. With a record 23 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze Medals, no one would be able to fault him for deciding to call it a career. That is 10 more medals than the next best Olympic Athlete Gymnast Larisa Latynina, who competed for the Soviet Union between 1956 and 1964, won 18, nine of them gold. It also means his all-time medal count is higher than 175 Nations!
Still that might not be what he will be remembered for after this happened.
An unfortunately timed photo caught the swimmer looking a little less than happy. But while it might not be his best face it has turned into quite the internet sensation.
The meme has gone everywhere from mixing sports and pop culture
— Todd Blake (@Rev_Todd) August 9, 2016
To musical references
— Dave Powell (@davidpowell83) August 9, 2016
To being a little more creative with Photoshop
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— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) August 9, 2016
It has been a great week for internet comedy at the expense of an amazing Athlete.
However it is easy to see this getting tiring pretty quickly – in fact that covered that too
— M.A.Larson (@M_A_Larson) August 9, 2016