|Tonga at the|
1996 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||5 (4 men and 1 woman) in 3 sports|
|Flag bearer||Paea Wolfgramm|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Tonga competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The nation won its first ever Olympic medal at these Games.
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|Paea Wolfgramm||Boxing||Super heavyweight||August 4|
|Toluta'u Koula||100 m||10.71||8||Did not advance|
|Ana Liku||Long jump||6.06||28||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Did not advance|
|Paea Wolfgramm||Super heavyweight||BYE|
|Athlete||Event||Snatch||Clean & Jerk||Total||Rank|
|Viliami Tapaatoutai||91 kg||105.0||25||AC||105.0||DNF|
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