Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s first Olympic Taekwondo athlete, will aim for gold at the Rio Olympics competing in the Men’s +80kg division on Saturday 20 August. A lifetime of pain and struggle was worth every moment to reach the Olympics, says Pita when reflecting on his journey to becoming an Olympian. It cost him six broken bones, three torn ligaments, three months in a wheelchair, a year and a half on crutches and hundreds of hours of physiotherapy, and he has no regrets.
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Results for 2016 Olympics
Tuesday 2 August 2016
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Tonga has secured two spots in archery for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August this year, after qualifying at the Continental Qualifying Tournament in Pangai Lahi last week.
Monday 16 November 2015
Tonga Rugby 7s Men's surprise semi-final victory over former champion Samoa 41-5 at the Oceania Sevens Tournament has given the Tongans one final chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro.