Michael Phelps Broke His Cap Before His Race Tonight And It Will Make You Bite Your Nails

Literal breaking news.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We’re so used to Michael Phelps basically sneezing out gold medals that most of us probably expected his 4x200m free relay race Tuesday night to be a walk in the park. BUT HOW WRONG WE WERE!!!

 
 

We're so used to Michael Phelps basically sneezing out gold medals that most of us probably expected his 4x200m free relay race Tuesday night to be a walk in the park. BUT HOW WRONG WE WERE!!!

 
 
 
 
 

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Just as Phelps was getting ready to hop up on the block and swim the last leg of the race for Team USA, he put on his swim cap and tempted fate…

 
 

Just as Phelps was getting ready to hop up on the block and swim the last leg of the race for Team USA, he put on his swim cap and tempted fate...

 
 
 
 
 

NBC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

…and fate struck the hell back, because his cap SNAPPED AND BROKE. Next to having your goggles leak, your cap breaking before a race is one of the most nerve-wracking things that can happen to a swimmer.

 
 

...and fate struck the hell back, because his cap SNAPPED AND BROKE. Next to having your goggles leak, your cap breaking before a race is one of the most nerve-wracking things that can happen to a swimmer.

 
 
 
 
 

NBC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Look at his face. You can tell he’s screaming “OH SHIT OH SHIT” in his head, because not only does he need to find a new cap, but he needs to do it FAST or lose out on gold. LITERALLY THE MOST TERRIFYING WARDROBE MALFUNCTION EVER.

 
 

Look at his face. You can tell he's screaming

 
 
 
 
 

NBC

 
 
 
 
 

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