Phelps Face

What does Phelps Face mean in swimming?

Scary stare known as ‘Phelps Face’

Phelps Face was born from a powerful image of Michael Phelps during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Just before he was about to compete in a race, a photo was taken where he appeared extremely focused and had an intimidating look on his face.

Phelps was getting ready for the 200-meter butterfly semifinal. He had his hoodie on and was listening to “Stick Talk” by Future. This added to the intensity of his pre-race preparation.

Interestingly, his fierce look seemed to be directed towards Chad le Clos, a fellow swimmer from South Africa and a competitor in the race. This image became widely popular on the internet and was shared as a meme by many.

Example for using ‘Phelps Face’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that intense look on Michael Phelps’ face during the Olympics? 🀨

Yeah, that was his Phelps Face! It’s so intimidating! 😱

I know, right? It became a viral meme on the internet! πŸ˜‚

Haha, it’s crazy how one photo can turn into a whole slang term! πŸ˜…