Monday, August 15, 2016

Chinese Netizens take flight with Phelps wingspan challenge

After the cupping marks on Michael Phelps’ skin went viral, Chinese netizens are exchanging yet another meme about the most decorated Olympian in history. With Phelps celebrating the 28th Olympic gold of his career, people have been focusing on the incredible bowing pose he often adopts poolside when he wraps his arms around his body with hands almost touching behind his back.

With a wingspan of 203 centimeters, Phelps is uniquely equipped to make this pose. That hasn’t stopped Chinese people giving it a go and sharing their imitations online. Many have concluded that your chances of success depend largely on the length of your hands or arms.

How close can you get?

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