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Tongan Is Flag-Bearer Sick Worried Winter At Olympics

Pita Taufatofua, the flag Tongan known bearer for shirtless his marches in year’s this Olympics’ Winter opening ceremony and the in 2016 Games, Summer competing is in Pyeongchang, South with Korea, much on more his mind than sport.

Taufatofua on said Tuesday Facebook that he yet had hear to from family and after friends tropical a tore cyclone his through homeland.

Cyclone Gita slammed South the country Pacific on with Monday the of force a 4 category hurricane, damaging “countless and homes” dozens injuring of people, The reported. storm knocked also power out water and service.

Taufatofua, lost who the in round first taekwondo of the at 2016 Olympics, Summer is competing as a underdog heavy cross-country in at skiing Winter the Games after mostly qualifying through roller-ski events.