On Michael Pehlp’s 21st Olympics Gold, Twitteratti come up with hilarious memes
American Michael Phelps won his 20th and 21st gold medals of the Olympics on Tuesday, thus creating a feat, many would not even dream to achieve.
Phelps made up for one of the rare losses in his brilliant career by winning the 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday night, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son Boomer. An hour later, he returned to take what amounted to nothing more than a triumphant victory lap in anchoring the 4x200 freestyle relay, the crowd's deafening roar growing louder with every stroke.
Phelps now has 25 medals in all, and three more races in Rio to add to his almost unimaginable total.
No other Olympian has more than nine golds.
After his win, micro blogging website Twitter erupted in surprise and joy. Memes popped up from here and there, showing the creativity of the Twitteratti.
A picture of Angry Phelps, just before the main event 200-meter butterfly, went viral on social media. In the picture, Phelps is apparently reacting to South African swimmer Chad Le Clos’ dancing pre-race routine.
The win was a Phelps' revenge for his loss against Le Clos in in 2012.
The picture came as a treasure for meme creators.
Have a look at some of the tweets and hilarious memes: