Kiribati flagbearer David Katoatau was one of the stars of the opening ceremony in Rio, writes Douglas Imrie.
And the Pacific islander has continued his enthusiastic approach into his event, the men’s 105kg weightlifting.
Katoatau, who finished in 6th place in group b of the competition, celebrates after every lift, whether successful or not. An attitude that many of his fellow athletes could learn from.
The three-time Olympian, who lost his family home in a cyclone, has used his position on the worldstage to highlight the threat of global warming to his homeland. The island nation is under serious threat from rising sea levels and his moves seem to be doing the trick.
David Katoatau (dancing weight lifter) has caused the biggest ever spike in Google search for his country Kiribati! pic.twitter.com/DIGyl8lvNe— Ben Good (@bengood) August 16, 2016