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
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.
Friday 30 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
Kasete Naufahu Skeen’s dream of becoming the first Tongan alpine skier in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is now his goal, after he recently quit his full time job to focus solely on skiing. He has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover his training and estimates his Olympic campaign will cost at least £50,000.
Sunday 17 July 2016
Four skiers will now have the chance to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Kingdom was admitted as a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) in June.