Michael Phelps, the competitive swimmer who has earned more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history, finished the last race of his career last Saturday, at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. In a bizarre tribute to his legacy, the folks from Retro SFX created this video, which plays various Super Mario Bros. sound effects over the footage of Phelps’ victorious performance at the Men’s 200 Meter Butterfly race. The sound effects are all taken from the swimming levels in the original NES game, and they’ve been timed to accompany the footage in a surprisingly fitting way.
You can watch the video above!
What do you guys think? Personally, I find the clip hilarious, especially towards the end, with the sound effects accompanying the raising of the national flags and the victory celebrations.