Tonga flag bearer Pita Taufatofua promised a big follow-up to his oily-chested march through opening ceremonies.
For his encore, he took center stage and danced with four other athletes at closing ceremonies. The crowd inside Maracana Stadium and the rest of the world loved it.
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) August 22, 2016
Taufatofua became an instant sensation during opening ceremonies when he strode out in traditional Tongan attire, his oily bare chest glistening in the lights.
He marched out with the flag for closing ceremonies wearing a jacket, causing a bit of consternation on social media.
No need to worry. Taufatofua was back out in his bare-chested glory later during the ceremonies, dancing on the stage in a grass skirt during a commercial for the new Olympic Channel.