Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer recognized for his shirtless marches on this 12 months’s Winter Olympics’ opening rite and within the 2016 Summer Games, is competing in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a lot more on his thoughts than game.
Taufatofua mentioned on Facebook Tuesday (native time) that he had but to listen to from friends and family after a tropical cyclone tore thru his place of origin.
“Things like this really put life and what’s important in life into perspective,” he wrote. “I wish I could be there right now to help.”
Cyclone Gita slammed the South Pacific nation on Monday with the pressure of a class four storm, destructive “countless homes” and injuring dozens of folks, Weather.com reported. The hurricane additionally knocked out energy and water provider.
He previous despatched “prayers” via Facebook as Gita bore down at the island country.