Phelps is the GOAT - don't poke the bear


RIO de JANEIRO — When, oh when, will everyone learn to stop riling up Michael Phelps?

As the U.S. swim star Natalie Coughlin put it Tuesday night on Twitter, “Don’t poke the bear.”

Gold medalist Michael Phelps kisses 3-month- old son Boomer after the 200 fly medal ceremony // Getty Images

In the latest chapter in a long-running story of what happens when you poke the bear, Phelps, obviously fired up by South African star Chad le Clos’ antics Monday in the ready room, won his 20th Olympic gold medal in the event that has seemingly forever meant the most to him and his family, the 200m butterfly.

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