American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals this Thursday at the Rio Olympics 2016. He secured the winning team in the 4×200 freestyle relay, not long after he won the 200-m butterfly, his specialty, which he lost in the 2012 London Games in a crushing defeat to South African swimmer Chad le Clos. (Le Clos finished fourth in the event on Tuesday night.
Michael Phelps’ history of accomplishment is well documented. He’s been a fixture of the Summer Olympics since 2000 when he was the youngest man to swim for the U.S. in nearly 7 decades, and today stands as the most enriched Olympian ever, but Americans were pumped up all the same. The fans took to twitter and following are some of the tweets been tweeted after his massive achievement –
Phelps is the 35th most successful COUNTRY in Olympics history! pic.twitter.com/iaLhY3M0Me
— Tony DaDub (@TeflonDub) August 10, 2016
Michael Phelps is literally not even human like what
— caitlin (@CaitlinEstill) August 10, 2016
— Lauren Di Giovanni (@LaurenDG_1) August 10, 2016
— daniel cudmore (@danielcudmore) August 10, 2016
This one is hilarious…
So if India offers #MichaelPhelps citizenship & if he agrees all his medal tally also gets credited to us?
Asking for a friend @DeShobhaa
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) August 10, 2016
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) August 10, 2016
Great job Phelps!