Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Tonga competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018. It was represented by a single athlete, cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua. Pita Taufatofua, once again, marched into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium shirtless, smothered in coconut oil, and dressed in a traditional ta'ovala (a Tongan mat), after previously doing so in Rio.[2]

Tonga at the
2018 Winter Olympics
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NOCTonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors1 (1 man) in 1 event
Flag bearer (opening)Pita Taufatofua[1]
Flag bearer (closing)Pita Taufatofua
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Former Summer Olympian in taekwondo Pita Taufatofua competed in cross-country skiing as the only athlete representing Tonga.

Competitors edit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Tongan delegation per sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Cross-country skiing 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1

Cross-country skiing edit

Tonga qualified one male athlete, Pita Taufatofua.[3][4][5]

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Pita Taufatofua Men's 15 km freestyle 56:41.1 +22:57.2 114

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Winter Olympics 2018: Tonga's Rio Olympic flagbearer will compete in Pyeongchang". BBC News. London, United Kingdom. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Quota List for Olympic Games 2018". International Ski Federation (FIS). 20 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (20 January 2018). "Tonga flag bearer from Rio qualifies for Winter Olympics". NBC Sports. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ Gartland, Dan (20 January 2018). "Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Qualifies for Winter Olympics". Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Group. Retrieved 20 January 2018.