Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, has made history again for the Kingdom, after qualifying in Taekwondo for his third Olympics in a row on 29 February, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Malia Paseka also secured an Olympic spot, for the first time in Taekwondo.
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Results for Tonga Taekwondo
Tuesday 28 May 2019
A team of eight taekwondo practitioners, six males and two females, are training hard to cement their spot to represent Tonga for the very first time at the Pacific Games held in Samoa in July. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 2 August 2016
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.