So I guess it’s impossible to have the Olympics happen without ending up with a few unfortunately still pictures of athletes facial expressions. Last Olympics it was McKayla Maroney, which ended up with a Silver medal and the following facial expression.
It ended up as a meme all over the internet, and was called the “unimpressed meme”. Fitting.
This year it was Michael Phelps and his preparation game face. He has now commented on it, and he claims it was the rapper Futures song “stick talk” that got him totally in his zone. I get it, I also match facial expressions with my music, but I don’t do it in front of thousands of cameras on a global event. For his own sake, hopefully mr. Phelps will learn till next time.