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Phelps’s glare at Le Clos goes viral on social media

The pair’s rivalry goes back to the 2012 games where Le Clos beat Phelps to gold.

Chad le Clos poses with his silver medal on the podium of the Men’s 200m Freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on 8 August, 2016. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Visuals of Chad le Clos and Michael Phelps in the waiting area head of the 200m butterfly semifinal is doing the rounds on social media.

Le Clos can be seen psyching himself up by air boxing in Phelps' line of sight which commentators say was Le Clos trying to taunt him.

WATCH: Phelps glaring at Le Clos



The pair's rivalry goes back to the 2012 games where Le Clos beat the favourite Phelps to gold.

But Phelps says he was paying no attention to the antics in front of him.



"Everyone has their own race strategy. If that's his, that's his.

"He had a top double tonight, decent swims. Tomorrow's race I would expect we'll get a lot of weight, it'd be exciting."



The two will compete in the final of the 200m butterfly tomorrow morning.