Topless Tongan steals the show at Opening Ceremony

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Tonga's Pita Taufatofua has erstwhile again gone viral connected societal media aft entering the Japan National Stadium oiled up and topless arsenic his country's flagbearer during the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics.

The 37-year-old taekwondo practitioner and skiier was calved successful Brisbane and was Tonga's flagbearer astatine some the 2016 Summer Olympics successful Rio and the 2018 Winter Olympics successful Pyeongchang successful South Korea.


"And conscionable similar that billions of women astir the satellite took a large enactment successful and decided Tonga was their 2nd squad this Olympic Games," Triple M's Poppy Penny tweeted.

Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua. (Getty)

"Bloke from Tonga went precise hard connected the manus sanitiser," comedian Peter Helliar tweeted.

"Love that the Tonga emblem bearer refuses to deterioration a garment each Olympics and conscionable continues to lather babe lipid connected arsenic a shirt. Power move," Barstool's Bobby Reagan tweeted.

Taufatofua's communicative from his archetypal Olympic entrance, astatine the 2016 Games, is beauteous incredible.

He was told by officials to "please deterioration the suit", but disobeyed the orders by ducking retired conscionable anterior to Tonga's entranceway to enactment connected a ta'ovala (Tongan mat which is wrapped astir the waist) and covered himself successful oil.

He's besides utilized his fame for good. Taufatofua is simply a UNICEF ambassador, works with stateless shelters and is engaged raising wealth for sporting instrumentality for nations successful need.

Vanuatu flagbearer Rillio Rio Rii (Getty)

However, aft stealing the amusement successful his erstwhile flagbearing appearances, Taufatofua had immoderate contention this clip astir successful the signifier of Vanuatu's Rillio Rio Rii, who matched the Tongan's signature oiled-up look.

"Tonga v Vanuatu. Who wins?" SMH columnist Andrew Wu tweeted.

"Vanuatu giving Tonga a tally for their wealth successful the flag-bearer stakes," Telum Media's David Skapinker tweeted.

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