Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Goes Shirtless in Pyeongchang

Pita Taufatofua Tonga’s flag bearer for the past two Olympic Games stole the show again at the Opening Ceremony

Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua returned to the Olympics as his country's flag-bearer in the Opening Ceremonies.

Pita Taufatofua repeated his antics from the 2016 Rio Olympics when he carried the Tongan flag during the opening ceremony.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Taufatofua was eliminated in his opening round by Iranian athlete Sajjad Mardani. The burn starts and then you hold the burn for an hour or more. In a reinvention worthy of a Hollywood script, the Tongan taekwondo athlete will compete as a cross-country skier at PyeongChang 2018. For the Winter Olympics. If you're interested in either, Taufatofua also has a steamy Instagram.

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Prince Henrik was hospitalised for a lung infection last month, but his condition has "seriously worsened", as his son, who is an International Olympic Committee member, made the dash home.

While training, he would try to compensate for the lack of snow by strapping planks of wood to his feet and running on the beach. "We have to just go through the blizzard, '" Taufatofua says. Again, he was shirtless.

The dedicated star managed to qualify after a gruelling stay in Iceland defying all the odds to make the games at the seventh time of asking.

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"The goal at Rio was to win a medal, so Tokyo 2020 is on my radar. I made it to the Olympics and I got Tonga to the Olympics".

Pita Taufatofua posted a photo of himself carrying his country's flag at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony to his Instagram account showing how proud he is of his country.

The Olympian previously expressed worries about his turn at the games, where lows average around minus-8 degrees Celsius (17.6F), telling reporters: "I want to still be alive for my race".

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