Pita Taufatofua seems to have decided to make his presence felt. The athlete from Tonga showed up at the opening ceremony of the game shirtless. He sported a perfectly oiled, bare torso as he bears his country’s flag. His worked-out physique with chiseled abs seemed to catch many eyes.
Pita Taufatofua Goes Topless For The Third Olympic In A Row
The athlete from Tongo happens to enjoy his time at the Olympics very much. He decided to make his signature appearing topless at all the Olympics. Pita first started this when he bore his country’s flag at the Olympics of 2016.
Pita is a skill full athlete whose expertise is in Taekwondo. He also got a chance in skiing cross country at PyeongChang(Winter Olympics). However, his style statement has started quite a trend. Many other athletes also seem to follow him. They all decided to bare their upper torso and show off their gains.
RII Riilio is a rower from the country of Vanuatu. He also appeared shirtless following the footsteps of Pita. Pita, however, expressed his astonishment at the attention he got. He stated that he did not intend to go viral. He was quite astonished to find out that he is trending all over the Internet. He said that it was a very normal affair for the people of Tonga to go shirtless. They have various rituals and dance practices that require them to be beat chested.
He will be aiming for gold in Taekwondo at the games. However, Pita Taufatofua has tried his hands at many other games as well. He also tried his luck for the sprint team of Tonga. That would have earned him the feat of competing in three different events. However, his hopes did not come true as he failed to qualify.