Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Was Won By The Flag Carrier Of Kiribati, David Katoatau

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If there was anyone having more fun at the Olympic opening ceremony in Rio than Kiribati’s flag bearer David Katoatau then we must have missed them.

Leading the delegation of athletes and officials from the collection of tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific, the weightlifter carried out his ceremonial duties with gusto - swinging the national standard around as if his life depended on it.


— innocent drinks (@innocent) August 6, 2016

Naturally, Twitter approved of the Pacific Islander.

It’s not the first time Katoatau has expressed his enthusiasm for life this publicy. At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years ago, the stongman celebrated his gold medal lift with a victory jig.

And where is Kiribati, precisely? Around here. In all four hemispheres. Just so you know.

(Photo: Google Maps)
(Photo: Google Maps)

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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