On the evening of February 4, the eyes of sports fans around the world focused on China: the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was held at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). What was the most memorable moment at the creative and enthusiastic opening ceremony? I believe that there will be netizens who will choose the flag bearer of American Samoa: in the cold weather, this flag bearer is bare-chested and smeared with oil...
At the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2018 Winter Olympics, the flag bearer of the Tonga delegation, Pitta Taufatofa, made her appearance as a "wild" shirtless grease and traditional costume, becoming the focus of the world. However, at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Pita did not participate.
Who will "take over" Peeta? American Samoa's standard-bearer Nathan Crumpton surprised the world:
At the opening ceremony of the evening, the American Samoa delegation appeared, and the 36-year-old Nathan was bare-chested, coated with olive oil, dressed in a very distinctive costume, wearing "red pepper" ornaments and slippers, just like the Tongan flag bearer Pita.
It is reported that the temperature of the opening ceremony is minus 5 degrees, how cold is it with bare shoulders? You netizens can imagine for yourself... On the social platform, many foreign reporters joked: after the opening ceremony, Nathan had to hurry up and drink a cup of hot coffee to drive away the cold.
DW sports reporter Davis lamented: Nathan Crumpton of American Samoa may be one of the bravest athletes in the Winter Olympics, not only because he participated in the steel frame snowmobile project, but more importantly, in the low temperature of minus 5 degrees Celsius, he used this dress as a standard-bearer!
The 36-year-old Nathan's experience is also very "legendary": he was born in Kenya, Africa, but has always lived in Utah, USA. In the past, Nathan represented the United States and finished 8th (1st within the U.S. team) at the 2016 Steel Frame Bobsleigh World Cup. However, at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Nathan failed to be selected for the U.S. Steel Frame Snow Team. Nathan then chose to represent American Samoa.
Pitta also noticed the "successor"
In the past, when we saw Tonga flag bearer Pita at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, we would realize that the Olympic Games were really coming; now, Nathan of American Samoa took over Pita's class and told the world in a wild way: The Beijing Winter Olympics are coming!