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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 12:45
Rio 2016: Fiji storms to sevens gold, claiming first-ever Olympic medal
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As the final whistle sounded Fiji's rugby sevens captain Osea Kolinisau sank to his knees, struggling to take in what he and his team had achieved.

The Pacific island nation's long wait for an Olympic medal was over. And when it finally arrived, it was a gold in a sport embraced with near-religious fervor among its 900,000 people.

Billed as heavy favorites ahead of the tournament, Fiji delivered with an emphatic, bruising 43-7 defeat of Great Britain.
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