Tonga at the Olympics

Tonga first ventured at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 and has taken part in the Olympics ever since. The tiny African nation instantly became the smallest sovereign nation to have captured a medal at the Summer Olympics thanks to Paea Wolfgramm who won the silver medal in the super heavyweight 91 kg category in the boxing competition at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games.

Tonga also sent seven athletes to compete in four different sports such as archery, athletics, swimming and taekwondo. Unfortunately all of the nation’s athletes were eliminated in the qualifying round.


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