Malia Paseka is Tonga’s Flag bearer at the Tokyo Olympics

Malia Paseka has been selected to be Tonga’s flagbearer at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 21-year-old will be Tonga's first female Olympian to compete in Taekwondo. 

Paseka qualified early last year by winning gold in the Women's 67kg division at the World Taekwondo Oceania 2020 Olympic Qualifications tournament held in Australia.

She also claimed gold and bronze medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.