Rio 2016: Best athlete game faces of the Olympics

Michael Phelps isn’t the only Olympian with a death stare.

The American swimmer lit up the Internet this week after he was captured on camera glaring at his South African opponent.

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But it’s probably unsurprising that many Olympic athletes are very competitive, and very focused on their goal – something that photographers have been spotting since the Rio Games began.

Here are some of the top “game faces” of the first half of the Olympics.

Egyptian archer Reem Mansour

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Italian kayaker Giovanni De Gennaro

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Brazilian soccer player Jessica Quintino

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Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland crosses the finish line in the Cycling Road Men’s Individual Time Trial on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Pontal on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Spanish handball goalkeeper Darly Zoqbi

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Japanese table tennis players Mima Ito and Ai Fukuhara

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Hungarian water polo player Viktor Nagy

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British weightlifter Rebekah Tiler

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