Tonga’s Shirtless Flag Bearer Is Back For The Winter Olympics…Still Shirtless (PICS)
Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua stole the show at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio when he showed up at the opening ceremonies, carrying his country’s flag with no shirt and an oiled-up chest.
Less than two years later, during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Taufatofua was at it again.
After competing in taekwondo at the Summer Olympics, the 34-year-old is representing his country once again, this time in cross-country skiing. He’s the first athlete from Tonga to appear in both the Summer and Winter Games, and he is also the country’s only representative in South Korea.
As such, he was an easy choice to carry Tonga’s flag into the opening ceremonies on Friday, which left everyone wondering whether he could repeat his performance from the Rio Games.
Judging by the photos, Taufatofua decided to stick with what works.