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Tonga Shirtless Athlete Represents at Olympics

Pita Taufatofua

If only they gave Gold Medals for dramatic entrances.

Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua, who was an internet sensation and gained lots of adoring fans for marching shirtless in the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, he did it again-once again showing off his well-oiled muscular torso.

At the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in below-freezing temperatures, he went shirtless again as the lone entry of the tropical island nation of Tonga.

In Brazil, he competed in tae kwon-do but he was eliminated after the first round.

In South Korea, he may not be a serious contender in his event of cross-country skiing, but he did qualify for the event in world-wide competition.

From Pita, himself, on his Twitter account, he said, “This is for anyone that ever had a dream … #andWasTold “you can’t,” #YouCan.

Judging by the online reaction to his dramatic entrance in the opening ceremonies, Taufatofua is already a winner.

He should at least get an award from the Tongan Tourism Office.

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