UPDATED. A turning kick to the head, by a European taekwondo champion has put Tonga’s Malia Paseka out by TKO in the first round of her -67kg bout at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo this afternoon. “Don't worry, she's really good 100%,” the coach said after her medical tests. Malia has another match coming up tonight (11:30pm Tonga time) in the repêchage for the bronze medal competition.
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Monday 26 July 2021
Saturday 17 July 2021
Oceania gold-medalist Malia Paseka will make Tongan history as our first female Taekwondo Olympian when she takes part in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. She will be one of Tonga's flagbearers.
Thursday 24 June 2021
Tongan athletes were thrilled to receive funding today, 24 June, to help them prepare for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan next month. Funding is provided by the Australian Government and delivered by the Australian Olympic Committee
Monday 10 May 2021
Athletes and officials are still waiting for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sporting International Federations (IF) to decide how many spots will be allowed for athletes to represent Tonga in their respective sports at the Tokyo Olympic Games, to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Takitoa Taumoepeau said Team Tonga is looking at around 8-9 Athletes with 12 Officials. By Eleanor Gee.