'I don't know much about snow' – Tongan flagbearer breaks down his new challenge

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Tonga's Winter Olympics flagbearer Pita Taufatofua opened up about his switch to cross-country skiing in order to compete at this year's games in PyeongChang.

Pita Taufatofua made the switch to cross country skiing to compete in PyeongChang this year.
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Having competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Taufatofua jumped sports to compete at this year's Winter Olympics, this time as a cross-country skier.

Speaking to media in PyeongChang last night, Taufatofua spoke about his journey to this year's games.

"I needed this new challenge," he said.

"I'm not a distance athlete, I don't know much about snow, but I'm learning."

"I learnt on roller skis throughout the year in Australia and Tonga. We had no access to funds or equipment at that stage - but we found ways." 

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