Michael Phelps might have recently retired from swimming competitively, but that doesn’t mean his life hasn’t been busy.
This wasn’t going to be easy.
For his performance, Phelps recreated Eminem's iconic look from 8 Mile to perform the Oscar-winning song, "Lose Yourself."
Just like the movie, Phelps begins his performance by psyching himself up in the mirror, hoodie and all.
We imagine Phelps envisioned this exact scene in his head as he warmed up for his Olympic races.
Once the beat kicked in, it was time to take advantage of his “one opportunity.”
Strapped up with his Timberlands, Phelps held nothing back as he made his way to the main stage. The crowd was completely into it as well, cheering on the gold medalist as he tore through the song.