Meet Pita Taufatofua. The taekwondo champion shocked his native country of Tonga and the world by announcing that he was giving up his sport and taking up cross country skiing with the full intention of competing in the 2018 Winter Games.
“I wanna show people who aren’t into sport or are having struggles in their life, that they can do something completely new, completely out of their comfort zone, and enjoy that journey and get somewhere with it,”
Very admirable indeed. What really grabs headlines is the fact that this is the second games in a row where he has shown up to wave his home country's flag around shirtless.