Fiji's first ever medal at the Olympics: gold!

The Fiji men's rugby sevens team has won the country its first ever Olympic gold medal, taking out Great Britain during the final in a stunning 43-7 victory.


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The World Series champions had five first-half tries and led 29-0 by half-time.
 

During the second half they continued to dominate with Jerry Tuwai, Jasa Veremalua, Leone Nakarawa, Vatemo Ravouvou and Josua Tuisova took their lead to 36-0 midway through the second half.
 

A consolation try for Great Britain came from Dan Norton about four minutes from full-time however Fiji’s Viliama Mata scored the team’s seventh try in the final minute.
 

Fiji Sevens - Source World Rugby

 

This is Fiji’s first ever medal at an Olympic Games, the first gold and second ever medal for the Pacific region.
 

The Pacific’s first Olympic Medal ever came 20 years ago when Tongan boxer Paea Wolfgramm won silver after losing to Vladimir Klitschko at the 1996 Atlanta Games.


 

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