Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's Flag-Bearer, Is Still Shirtless And Shinier Than Ever

Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's Flag-Bearer, Is Still Shirtless And Shinier Than Ever

The opening ceremonies, which took place Friday evening in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were a chilly affair with temperatures around 22° F. Naturally, Taufatofua sported a traditional Tongan skirt and flip flops because life is short, but ab glory is forever. He opted for the gruelling discipline of cross-country skiing because it was the "hardest" thing he could think of doing. The closest I had come to succeeding was within 30 points.

The versatile muscle man represented his tiny nation at the 2016 summer games in Rio in the martial art of taekwondo.

Without his shirt off, viewers may not be as excited to see Taufatofua at the Olympics. "I trained mainly on roller skis".

The Oceania gold medallist in taekwondo made global headlines in 2016 with a shirtless entrance as the country's flagbearer at the Rio Olympics. "You know, look at the conditions, it's, like, freezing, it's negative 1,000,000 degrees, and then you've got to put your body through something really challenging". He has since lost 15kg of fat and muscle, although he still weighs at least 20kg more than his competitors. "And we did it in one year" he said. Every day, we'll award medals for standout achievements at (and around) Pyeongchang 2018 and achievements that may or may not be recognized on the podium (and may or may not even be of an athletic nature).

CNN gives airtime to a literal Nazi
The self-proclaimed anti-Semite blamed the media for the backlash he's facing. You Jews media, you've gone absolutely nuts.

Pita Taufatofua is going to keep making dreams come true, shirtless whenever possible.

Traveling with Chilean cross-country skier Yonathan Fernandez and Mexican endurance specialist German Madrazo, a giant snow storm meant Taufatofua's route to the race near Ísafjörður was blocked by avalanches.

This time, with the temperature being significantly colder, it was expected he would wear much warmer attire. "I am from Tonga". "I just scraped by to qualify", he laughs.

Related News:

  • Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives

    Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives

    Christie told ABC News in a Wednesday podcast that Porter's name never came up when he was in charge of Trump's transition team. Porter's former wives recounted physical, verbal and emotional abuse they say he subjected them to during their marriages.
    Major Shake-Up In The Predicted Ireland XV To Face Italy

    Major Shake-Up In The Predicted Ireland XV To Face Italy

    The back-row is set for a make-over, with Dan Leavy and Jack Conan expected to come in, as CJ Stander drops to the bench.
    Whole Foods has been made available on Amazon Prime Now

    Whole Foods has been made available on Amazon Prime Now

    Keep in mind that Whole Foods delivery is only available from 8AM to 10PM, so you can't rely on it for your midnight cravings. The announcement also coincides with the release of Whole Foods' first advertising campaign since its acquisition of Amazon.
  • Mohamed Salah Can Easily Score 100 Premier League Goals- Mido

    The Egypt global says that he is still missing the current Barcelona star but wishes him good luck at the Nou Camp. Every step I took, the dreams were getting bigger.
    Bangladesh opposition leader jailed for 5 years for corruption

    Bangladesh opposition leader jailed for 5 years for corruption

    What will be the next possible steps for BNP? "It is too early to judge what impact this will have (on elections)", he added. If Zia's No. 2 man, gentle and well-educated Mirza Alamgir decides to contest, it will allow BNP to re-invent itself.
    Jones puts pressure on 'third-choice' half

    Jones puts pressure on 'third-choice' half

    But not one of them is flyhalf Rhys Patchell, whom Jones has promised will be targeted. "It's not a great sight", Jones says. They have named an unchanged side with seven of the starting XV having never played an global at Twickenham before.
  • CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Sold by Citizens & Northern Corp

    CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Sold by Citizens & Northern Corp

    It is positive, as 35 investors sold AWK shares while 185 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. Minnesota-based Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Limited has invested 0.07% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS).
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.
  • Reducing Your Consumption Of These Foods Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

    Reducing Your Consumption Of These Foods Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

    Researchers from Cambridge have come up with a new study that shows that some foods may influence the spread of certain cancers . The cells used are called triple-negative breast cancer cells , which grow and spread faster than most other cancers.
    N KOREA holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

    N KOREA holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

    A bus last week took a team of reporters deep into the Demilitarized Zone (or DMZ) that divide North and South Korea. But privately, officials said Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea.
    George W Bush tells Abu Dhabi summit: Russians meddled in U.S.  elections

    George W Bush tells Abu Dhabi summit: Russians meddled in U.S. elections

    That deadline of March 5 is rapidly approaching, he continues to warn lawmakers. Bush has previously spoken out about Russia's influence in the 2016 election.


Most liked

Crude oil futures down 0.76% on weak overseas cues
The political mayhem involving the royals of Saudi Arabia in November of a year ago led to a steep rally in crude-oil prices. Oil reserves in the US for the week ended on February 2 rose by 1.9 million barrels - to 420.25 million barrels.

Oklahoma Flu-Related Death Tally Rises To 129
The CDC recommends frequent hand washing and covering one's mouth during a cough or sneeze to help prevent the spread of the flu. Nationally, there have been more than 50 influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported during the 2017-2018 flu season.

Several feared trapped after Taiwan natural disaster
Five people involved in the construction of the complex were later found guilty of negligence and given prison sentences. But fire department staff at the site said that at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day.

'Overwatch's' new Capture The Flag map and competitive mode is live
Most importantly, Blizzard has revealed the full list of brand new skins that will be available for the duration of the event. However, certain abilities that provide mobility or invulnerability, such as Winston's Leap, will not cause the flag to drop.

Northern Ireland faces slump in growth if United Kingdom leaves European Union without deal
Does she believe any analysis she has seen? "And is this too high a price to pay to stop a Tory civil war breaking out?" he said. The SNP government's January report found that a no-deal Brexit would cost the Scottish economy nearly £13bn a year by 2030.

Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of U.S. baby food giant Gerber
Bill Partyka, CEO and president of Gerber , says Lucas's smile and happy expression captured the hearts of the Gerber team. - After a nationwide search, Gerber has found this year's Gerber Spokesbaby, 18-month-old Lucas Warren from Dalton, Ga.

Earnings on the Doorstep For Yum! Brands, Inc
Moving averages can have different lengths though, so one may indicate an uptrend while another indicates a downtrend. To measure up a particular stock trading system, it includes a key role of investment market called "Stock Analysis".

Zuma's future to be discussed by 200-plus ANC members
The radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party have meanwhile called for a "national shutdown" to force Zuma out. The governing ANC party has called a meeting of its top body for Wednesday to decide on Mr Zuma's future.

Coutinho's First Barcelona Goal Inches Club Toward Copa Del Rey Final
Ivan Rakitic eased any remaining fears for Barcelona , putting the game on ice in the 82nd minute off another assist from Suarez. The Brazilian will be delighted to register his first goal for the club after a number of chances in his first four games.

Players must be responsible for Chelsea defeats: Gary Cahill
The gap (to the teams behind) is getting closer and closer. "Simply because it is imperative that Chelsea finish in the top four". Every manager will demand more money for players and swifter negotiations in the transfer market, as Conte did last summer.

The Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Actually, Really Happening
Simon Fuller , who made a lifetime's worth of loot as the creator of " American Idol ", will manage the group during the tour. Their sources say that each of the Beckham's does their own thing, but Victoria is bored living life on the sidelines.

Wenger responds to Dortmund's Aubameyang claims
Basically, we should have a similar squad to what we had last week against Everton . You have to find a good balance between being rational and emotional.

Boy gets trapped in claw game vending machine
Mason ended up getting the toys that he wanted, as well as a few others, before returning to eat dinner with his family. Local art fans might think this is a case of life imitating art imitating life .

US Air Force 'launches AIRSTRIKE on ROGUE SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket'
The 230-foot-tall rocket has a liftoff thrust of 5 million pounds and can carry over 70 tons of payload into Low-Earth Orbit. Well true to his word, Musk has said that SpaceX will now start devoting all its resources into building the rocket.

Eastern Carolina school superintendent, family on derailed Amtrak train
Suddenly awake, Larkin said the train was shaking and jumping and his seat broke loose, slamming him into the row in front of him. Amtrak officials gathered up luggage and other belongings and within hours put passengers aboard buses to their destinations.