One day after helping create enough TFW jokes to last into 2017, swimmer Michael Phelps added another meme to his Rio Olympics total: the finger wag.
After Phelps won the men’s 200 meter butterfly race on Tuesday night, he unleashed a waving finger at his opponents. The show of victory delighted Olympics viewers, with some comparing the taunt to similar finger wags done by former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo.
The celebratory move came after Phelps’ game face, directed at South African competitor Chad Le Clos, who finished out of medal consideration, went viral following Monday’s semifinals race. The victory in the men’s 200 meter butterfly resulted in Phelps’ 20th gold medal; he would win another on Tuesday night in the men’s 4×200 meter freestyle win.
See tweets about Phelps’ wag below.