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Tonga's Flag-Bearer Was Shirtless Again At The Rio Closing Ceremony

It's Tonga's flag bearer!

After 16 emotional, intense and absolutely thrilling days of sport, the 2016 Rio Olympics have come to an end.

But before the flame was extinguished, one man made his triumphant return to the Olympic stage.

He's bbaaaaaaaccccccckkkkkk...

Yes, Olympic fans, it's Tonga's flag bearer, Pita Nikolas Taufatofua! AGAIN!

If you don't remember (shame on you), Taufatofua is the Olympian who put hearts in our eyes and a fan girl tweet on our Twitter accounts during the opening ceremonies when he showed up to the parade of nations oiled-up and half-naked.

The flag-bearer, who became quite the star after the opening ceremonies, went on to appear on such American television programs as the "Today" show, who literally oiled him up on live television.


On Sunday, Pita, who was still flaunting his country's traditional ta'ovala, let loose with thousands of other athletes to celebrate all that was of the Rio games. And once again, the Internet's Olympic husband was showed some, in the words of Taylor Swift, mad love:

But guys, let's get real for a second. Taufatofua isn't just professionally good looking. He's also a professional athlete. An Olympian for that matter.

Believe it or not, he was at the Olympics to compete!

So how did Taufatofua do? He lost his very first match. But, like a true Olympian, he's not giving up any time soon.

"What I pride myself in is not my skill in my craft, there are others who will always be better.... What I pride myself in is that I do not quit, I do not stop!" he wrote on Facebook.

What a class act. Thanks for the Olympic memories, Pita.

(That's him with a shirt on, btw)

For more moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics, check out the slideshow below!

Aug. 21, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Closing Ceremony

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