In 2004, Michael Phelps won gold in the 100-meter butterfly and set a new Olympic record.
In 2008, Michael Phelps won gold in the 100-meter butterfly and set a new Olympic record.
In 2012, Michael Phelps won gold in the 100-meter butterfly, though he only set the fifth-best time in the Olympic history of the event. (What a loser!) Sensing a pattern here? Hold tight.
In 2016, Michael Phelps entered the 100-meter butterfly ... and finished second to Joseph Schooling, a 21-year-old swimmer who broke Phelps' Olympic record in the event and brought Singapore its first-ever gold medal. Schooling's performance earned him the admiration of a nation and, more importantly, meant lots and lots of marketing and sales opportunities for businesses in Singapore. Plus, it gave Joseph Schooling a great excuse to get a tattoo of the Olympic rings. If the whole point of a good tattoo is to use it as a conversation piece, then "yeah, this is from the time I was faster than Michael Phelps" definitely qualifies.