Tonga athlete Pita Taufatofua captured the attention of many a thirsty individual when he carried his country’s flag without a shirt but plenty of oil two years ago. He’s done it again.
Taufatofua qualified for the Winter Olympics in South Korea as a cross-country skier, after competing in taekwondo in the 2016 Olympics, despite never having been on skis before last year.
Again, he served as Tonga’s flag-bearer, and he rocked the same look, despite the freezing cold.
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 9, 2018
Naturally, Twitter took note, and was here for it:
— Lammert de Bruin (@lammert) February 9, 2018
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 9, 2018
Wanna give the guy from Tonga a warming hug. Despite the oil.. or because of. 🤔#PyongChang2018
— Verena Rollez (@Verena2607) February 9, 2018
CHANGED MY MIND IM SUPPORTING TONGA
— Harry Smith 🎉💖 (@velocityvenom) February 9, 2018
The Tongan flagbearer says: “I won’t freeze. I am from Tonga. We sailed across the Pacific. This is nothing.”
— Mark Staniforth (@markstani1) February 9, 2018
Somebody bowl that Tonga flag-bearer down the luge track. It’s important that we see the slippery beefboy break the sound barrier.
— Lyle Brennan (@LyleBrennan) February 9, 2018