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A sensational athlete from Tonga intends to qualify for third Olympic games

Athlete shirtless Pete Taufatofua wants to participate in the third Games, but in a water sport

Pete Taufatofua. AFP photo

The athlete from the Kingdom of Tonga Taufatofua Pete admitted that he aims to play in third Olympics, but in the form of sports which connected with water.

Taufatofua attracted the world’s attention when he carried the flag for Tonga at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio with a naked and oiled up torso. At the Olympics in Brazil, the athlete competed in Taekwondo competitions and lost in the first round. At the opening ceremony of the Games in Pyeongchang Taufatofua repeated show of 2016 and in sub-zero weather he walked with a flag half-naked and in a traditional skirt. In Korea Taufatofua, which is the only representative of the Kingdom, will perform in ski racing.

“Winter Games is colder than summer, and the opening ceremony. After Pyeongchang I want to put a new goal, I want to speak on the third Olympics in a third sport. I want to do it just to show that I can. Accordingly, can do anything. This is my goal – to prove that people can do a lot, if you set a goal. My goal is to bring it to the people,” said Taufatofua.

“I have definitely not decided that it will, but I need a new challenge, I want to do it. If we talk about sport, I dabbled in the martial arts, now snow, and then I think about something associated with water,” continued the 34-year-old athlete.

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