His story to the Winter Olympics is just maybe even more incredible than his pecs: he set himself the challenge of becoming Tonga’s first ever Olympic cross country skier.
“After Rio I decided to find the hardest sport possible because I needed a new challenge,” he said in a video blog explaining his road to Pyeongchang.
Tropical Tonga isn’t exactly a hotbed of winter sport talent, and Taufatofua had never put on skis in his life, yet after training for over a year on converted ‘roller skis’ and raising over $16,000, he has finally realised his dream.
And, obviously, become an Internet sensation all over again…
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