Pita Taufatofua

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Pita Nikolas Taufatofua (born 5 November 1983) is a Tongan athlete in taekwondo and skiing. He is also a UNICEF ambassador and motivational speaker and lives in Brisbane, Australia.Taufatofua became internationally famous after appearing in a traditional Tongan taʻovala wrapped around his waist, with his chest bared and oiled as Tonga's flagbearer in the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pita Taufatofua has received more than 536,485 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Pita Taufatofua is the 2,160th most popular athlete (down from 1,598th in 2019), the 593rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 462nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Pita Taufatofua ranks 2,160 out of 3,055Before him are Wang Yihan, Aslı Çakır Alptekin, Nancy Langat, Torri Edwards, Ivan Tcherezov, and Galen Rupp. After him are Miho Bošković, Ryan Crouser, Magnus Kirt, Irina Meleshina, Brigitte Yagüe, and Thomas Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1983, Pita Taufatofua ranks 855Before him are Marco Galiazzo, Chen Qi, Hovhannes Davtyan, Dustin Pedroia, Trisha, and Alex Antônio de Melo Santos. After him are Miho Bošković, Jesse Moss, Leandro Rinaudo, Amaral, Evaldo Silva dos Santos, and Radoslav Velikov.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Pita Taufatofua ranks 593 out of 790Before him are Aaron Mooy (1990), Stan Lazaridis (1972), Michael Turtur (1958), Rob Swire (1982), Vanessa Amorosi (1981), and Nathan Jawai (1986). After him are Mitch Nichols (1989), Will Clarke (1985), Buddy Murphy (1988), Saša Ognenovski (1979), Natalie Cook (1975), and Bindi Irwin (1998).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, Pita Taufatofua ranks 28Before him are Andrew Hoy (1959), Glynis Nunn (1960), Jamie Dwyer (1979), Sally Pearson (1986), Mahé Drysdale (1978), and Nathan Deakes (1977). After him are Simon Fairweather (1969), James Tomkins (1965), Michelle Jenneke (1993), Matthew Mitcham (1988), Debbie Flintoff-King (1960), and Tim Forsyth (1973).

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