Tonga’s world famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, who joins Team Tonga, competing in Taekwondo in Tokyo 2020, is hoping for an Olympic miracle. He is aiming for another spot in sprint kayaking at the games, that would make him the first person to compete at three consecutive Olympics in three different sports.
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Local Tongan outrigger canoe athlete, Malakai ‘Ahokava (36), is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in kayak sprints with two-time Olympian Pita Taufatofua, after having a taste of high level competition last month in Szeged, Hungary. “If this sport is brought to Tonga, I’m telling you, it is a natural fit for Tongan people. Because Tongans are strong,” he says. By Eleanor Gee