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Shirtless Tongan struggles in cross-country skiing

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The "shirtless" Tongan, all covered up to keep warm this time, had only one thought as he maneuvered around the final downhill turn and headed toward the finish line.

"Please God," the Olympic cross-country skier said to himself, "not in front of everyone. Don't give me my first fall."

Pita Taufatofua made it to the finish line, all right, and he did it before they closed the course for the night -- the other of his two fears heading into the event.

The "shirtless" Tongan, all covered up to keep warm this time, had only one thought as he maneuvered around the final downhill turn and headed toward the finish line.

"Please God," the Olympic cross-country skier said to himself, "not in front of everyone. Don't give me my first fall."

Pita Taufatofua made it to the finish line, all right, and he did it before they closed the course for the night -- the other of his two fears heading into the event.

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