2020 Tokyo Olympics: Fiji 7s successfully defends Gold medal
28 July, 2021, 9:35 pm
The Fiji 7s men’s side has won Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Gareth Baber-coached side beat New Zealand 27-12 in the Gold medal final.
Meli Derenalagi, Sireli Maqala and Jiuta Wainiqolo scored a try each as Fiji led 19-12 at half-time.
Asaeli Tuivuaka scored the only try of the second spell while Waisea Nacuqu kicked a penalty goal in the dying moments.
Fiji has won back-to-back gold in this competition after winning the country’s first gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and Jerry Tuwai becomes the only Fijian to have won two Olympic Gold medals.
More details in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.