Fiji wins Gold in Rugby Sevens Men’s Tournament

On Thursday, Fiji won the first-ever men’s rugby sevens gold medal and it was Fiji’s first ever Olympic medal.

Fiji wins Gold in Rugby Sevens Men’s TournamentFiji wins Gold in Rugby Sevens Men’s Tournament

In what can be said to be a one-sided match, Osea Kolinisau and his rugby sevens teammates of Fiji defeated Great Britain in the final match with a score of 43-7.

It was all but over at half-time, with the Fijians scoring five tries before the break for a 29-0 lead.

Great Britain had to settle for the silver medal loosing the final match while South Africa won the bronze medal defeating Japan in the bronze medal match with a score of 54-14.

Rugby made a comeback in the Olympics for the first time since a 15-a-side tournament was played in 1924. The International Olympic Committee took the decision in 2009 to add the sevens format for Rio, and the Fijians have been preparing ever since.

Fiji has been participating in Olympics ever since the Melbourne Games in 1956, but had never won an Olympic medal.

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