Tongan Olympic symbol Pita Taufatofua was not in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics but his tradition of going topless during the opening ceremony lives on.
Nathan Crumpton, flag bearer for American Samoa, waves his country in Parade of Nations no shirt on friday morning.
Crumpton, who carried the flag during the closing ceremony for American Samoa in Tokyo last summer, competed in the skeleton athletes category at the Winter Olympics.
Here’s more on the latest topless Olympian sensation:
Who is Nathan Crumpton?
Nathna Crumpton was born in Kenya while his father was stationed abroad with the US State Department.
He spent his childhood in Africa and Australia before settling in Virginia during his high school years.
Where did Nathan Crumpton go to college?
Crumpton graduated from Princeton, where he competed in triple jump.
He was a four-year runner in college and won the All-Ivy League pick in the triple jump.
Crumpton dies as the third Tigers long jumper in Princeton history.
What sport does Nathan Crumpton compete in?
In addition to athletics, Crumpton also races in skeletons – a winter Olympic sport.
He won American Samoa’s first gold medal in the winter sport (skeleton) at the 2019 North American Cup.
How did Nathan Crumpton do at the 2020 Olympics?
Crumpton ran with the second fastest time by an American Samoan at the Summer Olympics, finishing the 100m race in 11.27 seconds.
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