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Best Olympian Halloween costumes (photos)

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Can anybody top the famous 2013 McKayla Maroney “Not Impressed” Halloween costume?

Olympic sports stars and their fans have been posting their best get-ups on social media the last few days.

Here’s a sampling:

👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃 and to all a spooky night 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻

A post shared by Kerri Walsh Jennings (@kerrileewalsh) on

Stuck It #winning

A post shared by P R I N C E S S (@youngwildnpri18) on

I got the lucky towel and two silvers 🎖 #HalloweenCostume1 #DanellLeyva @danelljleyva

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He once parallel parked, a train. He is…The most interesting man in the world. ✖️✖️

A post shared by Eddy Alvarez (@eddyalvarez90) on

Last night me and my beautiful Alice in Wonderland🎩👸🎃#casamigos #halloween

A post shared by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

#TrickOrTreat #squad 🎃🕸🎃

A post shared by Kayla Harrison (@judo_kayla) on

Who pulled off #mp better @stuttsydlc or me? @romanstutts

A post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

She's my puppet but she sewed my mouth shut and escaped. 👻. Happy Halloween

A post shared by Jeremy Wariner (@jwariner43) on

Want to see my #HalloweenCostume? Be my guest

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Joseph Schooling eyes Michael Phelps’ world record at world champs

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Shortly after Joseph Schooling upset Michael Phelps in the Rio Olympic 100m butterfly, the Singapore swimmer made his next goal quite clear.

Take Phelps’ 100m butterfly world record.

Schooling repeated that claim after returning to the University of Texas for his junior season in November and again following March’s NCAA Championships, where he was beaten by Caeleb Dressel in the 100-yard butterfly.

The goal is apparently an imminent one.

Schooling said he believes he can break Phelps’ record at the world championships in Budapest in July, according to Channel News Asia. It would require lowering his personal best by more than a half-second.

“I’m looking forward to that race, and deep down I think if I do what I know I can do, if I execute everything well perfectly, I’d have a really good shot,” Schooling said Thursday, according to the report.

Schooling, 21, hasn’t raced a 100m butterfly since the Olympics, where he clocked 50.39 seconds. That broke Phelps’ Olympic record of 50.58 set at the 2008 Olympics. It’s the fifth-fastest time ever.

All of the top four times, including Phelps’ world record of 49.82, were set in 2009 at the peak of the high-tech swimsuit era.

“My dad told me 50.39 is a world record in a textile suit, but I want the world record on paper,” Schooling reportedly said less than a week after his Olympic title in August. “My next goal is breaking 49.8.”

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Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for ‘muscles’ comment

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Three-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman called out a male airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast.

Raisman posted on Twitter on Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her biceps, a male employee said, “I don’t see any muscles.” Raisman called the encounter “rude & uncomfortable.”

Raisman, who turned 23 Thursday, says she works “very hard to be healthy & fit.” She says that if a man can’t compliment a girl’s muscles, he’s sexist.

Raisman didn’t say where or when the airport exchange took place.

Raisman previously authored a powerful social media post about body image, shouting out “to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being ‘too strong’” in November.

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