Fiji won a 7-player rugby gold medal. That’s after their boys overcame the United Kingdom with a score of 43-7 in the final. Before that, they had won Japan with a score of 20-5 in the semi-final.
This is the first time Fiji has won a medal at the Olympic Games since it first competed in 1956 (in Melbourne, Australia). Since 1924, when rugby was first introduced into the Olympics, this nation of nearly 900,000 people yearned to win a noble gold medal once.
When the list of 7-man Fiji rugby football team was announced. All the sports and prime minister officials of the country expressed their expectation of winning “Gold” in Rio.
“People want nothing more than to win the noble gold medal,” captain Osea Kolinisau said. “The Prime Minister told us, please return to your homeland with the gold medal in your inventory. It is really a huge pressure for the whole team. In particular, it will be the first medal of Fiji at an Olympic.”
In fact, Fiji players have experienced challenges that are much bigger than the “Gold” at the Olympic Games. The most realistic example is the life of an exemplary captain Kolinisau. He like many other teammates. They grew up in remote towns.
It is far from famous resorts or romantic islands. Looking at the black marks on his feet, Kolinisau recalled his difficult childhood.
7 rugby is currently the most thriving content of this subject. Due to the size of the football field 7 people are larger than American football field. Players have plenty of room to express their pace and creativity on the pitch.
“Winning gold medals in Rio is a strong affirmation of the power of the tiny countries on the world sports map,” Kolinisau said excitedly. They want to control the ball constantly and launch incredible passes.