Sometimes a look just says it all.
In photos drawing raves, a trailing Chad le Clos appears to be peeking at imminent defeat to Michael Phelps during the 200-meter butterfly final at the Olympic Games in Rio Tuesday.
Phelps’ victory, on a night when he also captured his 21st gold medal in the 4x200 meter relay, provided a bookend to his rivalry with le Clos, who narrowly out-touched Phelps in the same race at the 2012 games. There’s been trash-talking since, including at these Olympics.
Le Clos finished fourth this time, but that sure seems to be a gold-medal-winning look of damn.
Here’s a longer shot of the same sequence. Nope, there’s no catching him.