The Tongan athlete who shot to worldwide fame as his country's flagbearer at the 2016 Olympics has raised more than $500,000 in disaster relief for the nation after it was battered by a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Pita Taufatofua, 38, who competed at the Winter and Summer Games in two different sports - cross-country skiing and taekwondo - in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro), 2018 (PyeongChang) and last year in Tokyo, confirmed on his gofundme page the damage to his nation has been 'catastrophic.'
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