Tonga’s Malia Paseka sets focus on Tokyo Olympics

Tongan Taekwondo athlete to the Olympics, Malia Paseka is working tirelessly to prepare for the world meet.

Paseka is facing challenges to train at an Olympic level with the lack of facilities.

 “Training here in Tonga is good but I wish I could have all the supplies that I need for my training here compared to overseas.”

Paseka is unable to train in Australia since last year due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She added she is not representing herself at the games but “I’m representing my country”.

The Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to begin 23 July.