Phelps face: Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps shows dismay of opponent before race, photo goes viral

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 19:16:43-04

The 2016 Rio Olympics have proven thus far that international competition is extremely competitive and can reach moments of high intensity even outside the playing arena.

Team USA swimmer and gold medal winner, Michael Phelps, is making headlines once again, but this time in relation to staring down Chad le Clos of South Africa before the men's 200-meter freestyle Monday night.

Watch the video above to see how competition inside the 2 Works for You newsroom can rival the intensity of the Summer Games.

As le Clos executed a shadow boxing routine in the waiting area before the heat race, Phelps appears to look on in a silent rage at his rival.

Phelps and le Clos began their heated rivalry at the 2012 London Games after le Clos stunned Phelps, beating him to win the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly competition.

Since, the two elite athletes have mentioned one another during interviews expressing their dismay for one another.

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