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Fiji wins its first Olympic medal and it’s GOLD

The medal signifies the first Olympic medal of any colour for a small Pacific Ocean island nation.

Fiji has taken out the gold medal in the mens Rugby 7s at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, outplaying Great Britain in a stellar match from beginning to end.

The medal signifies the first Olympic medal of any colour for a small Pacific Ocean island nation.

When the final whistle blew, the score sat at Fiji, 43 and Great Britain, 7. By the end of the first half commentators were already calling Britain’s defeat.

The atmosphere was electric at Deodoro Stadium as the crowd celebrated history being made.

South Africa, who had been beaten by Great Britain 7-5 in the semi-final, won the bronze medal with a 54-14 victory over Japan.

Here’s the powerful moment that Fiji’s Rugby Sevens team realised they had just earned their nation’s first ever Olympics medal.

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