Especially for someone who comes from a country with no snow.
If there was an Olympic medal for sticking it to the weather (and there should be), they would all win. "But, you know, it's just an honor".
Pita Taufatofua emerged from the tunnel covered in his trademark body oil and wearing a grass skirt, sandals and a huge smile as he led the Tongan delegation around the arena.
Taufatofua trained with roller skis due to the lack of snow in Tonga.
'I want to open up opportunities to Tongans to see this now and t see this sport'.
"I would tie pieces of wood to my feet and run on the sand to try and find balance.""I still haven't had a race where I felt completely happy, in terms of no pain".
Taufatofua, who was born in Australia but raised in Tonga, made world headlines when he bared his torso in the warm Rio climate. I was told not to wear what I wore but to wear what we had been told to wear for the last 50 years with western influence. I said I was going to keep as warm as possible. That moment only represented 20 minutes of 20 years of pain and struggle to get to that moment.
And the display again drew tons of love as fans worldwide watched the opening ceremony, which was televised on the U.S. West Coast on tape-delay at 5 p.m. Friday (re-aired at 8 p.m.). North Korea should cooperate with the South so that the sports events will provide a new momentum for peace and cooperation on the peninsula.
He said: 'I'm still alive today, so I was honest.
Tonga, a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 islands, is better known for its rugby prowess.
Let's open up doorways and opportunities to give others great experiences and help them look after their families at the same time.
But of the millions watching around the world, few had any idea of the sacrifice and determination behind Taufatofua's dream of becoming an Olympic athlete.
Frimpong's hard journey to this point - which includes not being able to compete for his adopted country on the track as a youngster due to the secret that he had actually entered the country illegally - is a remarkable one and his delight at making it to South Korea was clear for all to see.