Thursday 08th December 2016,

Bad Ass Asians

Pacific Islander Weight Lifter Dances Way Off the Olympic Stage

posted by Randall

David Katoatau

David Katoatau of the island nation of Kiribati


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
David Katoatau of Kiribati placed 14th in the Olympic’s 105KG, but that’s not why people are talking about him.
 
The 5’7″ 231 pound Olympian is doing his best to raise awareness of both his country and climate change.
 
He has people talking with the way he exits the stage after his lifts.
 

 
Kirabati is an island nation in the Central Pacific. Most have never heard of it. Katoatau hopes his antics will bring more attention to his country and to the plight of climate change.
 
“I wrote an open letter to the world last year to tell people about all the homes lost to rising sea levels,” he told Reuters. I don’t know how many years it will be before it sinks. We don’t have the resources to save ourselves.”
 

 

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