Michael Phelps makes hilarious face before his race and we’re all winners with #PhelpsFace
Despite the fact that his adorable son, Boomer, is stealing the show in oh-so-many unbearably cute ways, Michael Phelps is getting some serious attention for a his own hilarious antics thanks to a face he made before a recent 200 meter butterfly heat during the Olympics.
The decorated Olympian was caught pre-competition during a broadcast with the most awesomely intense glare we’ve ever seen.
The athlete quietly sits in his own world listening to pump up jams and glaring at all the other competitors around him. And the internet is (understandably) having a blast with the interaction because, at some point, we have all made the same faces to people we want to defeat.
Some of the other athletes have a more playful and excited pre-swim regimen, like Chad le Clos who dances and bounces happily in front of him. But Phelps is not letting any of their levity get in the way of his intensity.
You don’t have to be at the Olympics, of course, to know what it feels like not to let anyone or anything around you stop you from achieving your dreams.
Watch the whole video below to see all how amazingly stoic and serious Phelps channels all of us as he stays amongst all the movement around him.