Tonga’s taekwondo team have won Gold in both the Men’s and Women’s team events at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
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Thursday 18 July 2019
Heavyweight judoka Finetu’ui Moala won two medals for Tonga, securing Bronze in the over 100kg weight category and Silver in the open heavyweight category of the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. A second bronze model was won by Sailosi Ealelei in the under 100kg weight division.
Thursday 11 July 2019
Tonga's Taekwondo Team left Brisbane, Australia for Samoa today, 11 July, after several grueling weeks of training in preparation for the Pacific Games.
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Pita Nikolas Taufatofua is the first Tongan to qualify for the Rio Olympic in August after he won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 27 February.
Monday 20 October 2014
Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava‘u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa 'Isama'u who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual USA Sumo Open in Los Angeles, California. By Finau Fonua
Monday 9 December 2013
An Australian-Tongan professional Mixed-Martial-Arts fighter (MMA) fighter, Soa “the Hulk” Palelei, has caught the attention of MMA audiences after he knocked-out a popular American kick-boxer in an Ultimate Fighter Championship bout yesterday December 8 in Brisbane, Australia.
Monday 13 June 2011
A Tongan sportsman Pita Taufatofua (27) received an honorary award in South Korea last week during the visit to the country by Tonga's Prime Minister.
Monday 17 October 2005
Tongan judokas dominated Fiji and American Samoa to win seven of the eight categories in the first Tri-Nations Judo Tournament held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa on October 15.
Friday 30 August 2002
Tonga’s Judo champion ‘Epoki Faka‘osi was determined to add a Commonwealth Games medal this year to his achievements. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
Saturday 30 June 2001
The 6th Oceania Sumo Championship on June 1 brought a team of Japanese wrestlers to Tonga, meeting over 20 Tongan wrestlers in the event at the Queen Salote Hall in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
Tuesday 30 January 2001
The Tonga Sumo Federation is starting off the 21st Century with a big bang. Two young Tongan wrestlers Tevita Taufa of Nomuka and Minaminoshima Falevai of Ha‘ateiho in early January joined professional Sumo wrestling stables in Japan, and at the same time a Japanese Sumo coach, Mr Miyazaki started coaching future Tongan Sumo wrestlers in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
Saturday 30 September 2000
Tonga came away from the second Junior Sumo World Championship that was held in Tokyo on August 19 with two medals—a silver for Kesomi ‘Aukafolau in the Open, and a Bronze for Minaminoshima Falevai, Middleweight.. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.