Look: ‘Shirtless Tongan’ Pita Taufatofua delivers again at Tokyo Olympics

News

TOKYO (WCMH) — Pita Taufatofua once again graced the opening ceremony of the Olympics by representing his country of Tonga shirtless.

Taufatofua entered the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Friday as the flag-bearer for Tonga. Just as he did in previous games, he did so while not wearing a shirt.

He teased the moment when he spoke to NBC4’s Matt Barnes.

“Look, the opening ceremonies is a special event, and people are just going to have to tune into their TVs,” Taufatofua said. “They’re going to have to watch. But I can tell you one thing, it goes l, m, n, o, p, q, r, and then s and then t. Wait for t.”

He did not disappoint.

Taufatofua wore a similar outfit during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 25: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga stands on stage during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Taufatofua competes in taekwondo and skiing.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News Videos

Bus contractors consider stopping Knox County School bus service

McMinn County: 4 dead, 10-month-old recovered, 2 suspects arrested

Bikers raise awareness for veteran suicide

Bus contractors consider stopping Knox County School bus service

Knox County mask mandate reaction

American Eagle Foundation building largest bird of prey sanctuary in U.S.