Soon after Michael Phelps added his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals on Tuesday, Twitter went abuzz, as congratulatory messages and adulation poured in. The 200 metre butterfly gold medal was followed by another win after he anchored USA team to a win in the 4x200 freestyle gold medal.
It was celebrated by fans, celebrities and past and present sport stars while few even took a dig at South African Chad Le Clos, the 2012 Olympics winner in the 200m butterfly, who was beaten by Phelps on Tuesday.
Here’s a look:
I know Michael Phelps is taking over Rio, but now this is just getting silly. pic.twitter.com/54AS3xV5oX— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) August 10, 2016
The new name for gold is now the "Phelps" medal. Amazing!— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) August 10, 2016
He's not human pic.twitter.com/S2zMrnENqn— Igor Mello (@SuperIgor) August 10, 2016
The Wikipedia page for Chad le Clos right now: pic.twitter.com/VVBQFS22pq— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 10, 2016
Wow. Michael Phelps.... #GOAT— Nastia Liukin (@NastiaLiukin) August 10, 2016