With only 3 months of training, Pita Taufatofua finished his cross-country 15km race in 114th place out of 116 skiers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pita and other skiers displayed the Olympic spirit at the end of the race when they greeted and carried the last placed skier - German Madrazo of Mexico at the finish line.
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Monday 19 February 2018
Pyeongchang, South Korea
Thursday 15 February 2018
PyeongChang, South Korea
Tonga’s Olympic skier, Pita Taufatofua, in PyeongChang, South Korea told journalists from around the world today that Tongans were coping well in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita because of a “unique personality”.
Saturday 10 February 2018
Coconut oil kept Tonga's Pita Taufatofua warm last night as the double Olympian ignored sub-zero temperatures, while he carried the Tongan flag bare-chested, wearing only a Tongan dance costume and flip-flops, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Friday 9 February 2018
Pita Taufatofua will hold Tonga’s flag aloft again tonight at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The bare-chested and well-oiled Pita who made his name at the 2016 Rio Olympics, intends to wear his shirt this time.
Monday 22 January 2018
Pita Taufatofua has stolen the show once again after qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The 34-year-old former Taekwondo Olympian successfully qualified as a cross-country skier after coming 6th place in an Olympic qualifying 10km race held in Iceland last week.