The taekwondo competitor became an instant star during those games and this year he's back, this time competing in cross-country skiing.
Coconut oil is, apparently, a traditional Tongan remedy to ward off cold. Especially for someone who comes from a country with no snow. This was despite the fact he hadn't actually seen snow until a few months before his announcement.
They walked into Pyeongchang's temporary 35,000-seater Olympic Stadium behind the five-ringed Olympic flag that was carried by a volunteer and will don rather dour neutral uniforms that feature no Russian flags, badges or emblems. I wanted a challenge.
When it came to training, the Tongan athlete had to get inventive.
"I was so far behind all these professional skiers that I thought: 'wow, this is so hard, what have I gotten myself into?'" "Every time I ski, I die a little bit inside", he said recently, per USA Today. I've been a fighter since I was five. He is Tonga's sole athlete at the 2018 Olympics.
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That possibility has prompted the government of Myanmar to take precautionary steps to be more on guard against ISIS, he said. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo face up to 14 years in prison for working on report on massacre by Myanmar security forces.
Australia won by 7 wickets at Melbourne
However, the focus now shifts to New Zealand as the second half of the T20 leg will be played in the Kiwi nation. First it was Billy Stanlake, who surprisingly rocked New Zealand and proved to be expensive against England .
Champions League gain is Chelsea's pain, says Hazard
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone have both been linked with Conte's job. Manchester City are leading the Premier League title race having amassed a whopping 69 points from 26 games.