RIO DE JANEIRO -- Michael Phelps continues to be one of the most talked about athletes at the Olympics.
He's trending Tuesday morning -- not for his most recent performance, but for his game face.
While waiting to take on long-time rival Chad Le Clos of South Africa in the 200-meter butterfly, Phelps goes all Palpatine staring as his foe gets ready to race.
The Internet is having some fun with "The Phelps Death Stare."
— hehateme2012 (@hehateme2012) August 9, 2016
When you're the real Slim Shady but someone else stood up. pic.twitter.com/CtQTu7FXEa
— Brend@n (@ChiBDM) August 9, 2016
Tell me why this boy Michael phelps look like anakin from episode 3 pic.twitter.com/6evPsh6fzO
— Spencer (@spencershotss) August 9, 2016
— Lacy Day Wingard (@ldwin) August 9, 2016
— Chino (@Flye75) August 9, 2016
Clearly, Phelps' pre-race prep paid off. He got second place in the event, which advanced him to Tuesday's finals.