Tweetbits

Michael Phelps' focus on winning was caught on camera on Monday before his 200m butterfly semi-final race (top). The American's facial expression was an instant hit on the Internet, with some fans producing memes that likened his intense stare to tha
Rafaela Silva
Michael Phelps' focus on winning was caught on camera on Monday before his 200m butterfly semi-final race (top). The American's facial expression was an instant hit on the Internet, with some fans producing memes that likened his intense stare to tha
Winning shot: Michael Phelps' focus on winning was caught on camera on Monday before his 200m butterfly semi-final race (above). The American's facial expression was an instant hit on the Internet, with some fans producing memes that likened his intense stare to that of a Sith Lord in the Star Wars movie series.PHOTOS: INTERNET SCREEN GRAB
Michael Phelps' focus on winning was caught on camera on Monday before his 200m butterfly semi-final race (top). The American's facial expression was an instant hit on the Internet, with some fans producing memes that likened his intense stare to tha
Winning shot: Michael Phelps' focus on winning was caught on camera on Monday before his 200m butterfly semi-final race. The American's facial expression was an instant hit on the Internet, with some fans producing memes that likened his intense stare to that of a Sith Lord in the Star Wars movie series (above).PHOTOS: INTERNET SCREEN GRAB

They said I was a disgrace. Now I'm a champion in my home town.

RAFAELA SILVA The Brazilian judoka rose from Rio de Janeiro's notorious 'favelas' to win her country's first gold at these Olympics in the women's 57kg weight class on Monday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2016, with the headline 'Tweetbits'. Print Edition | Subscribe