MICHAEL PHELPS was trolled by rival CHAD le CLOS. Le Clos Shadow Boxed in front of Phelps in the Ready Room and did other silly boneheaded things that did nothing but motivate and infuriate Phelps. The “#PHELPSFACE hashtag was popular – a photo of Phelps looking nasty. Le Clos continued with the his antics right before the finals, staring at Phelps before they took to the blocks. None of it helped.
Phelps won his 20th Gold Medal with le Clos finishing in fourth, earning him a “Participation Ribbon”.