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Fiji 7s win Gold at Tokyo Olympics

Fiji have won the Tokyo Olympics Gold following a 27-12 win over New Zealand in the final staged at Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday.

Gareth Baber coached-side who also won the 2016 Gold scored four tries and a penalty to retain the Gold.

Fiji started off strongly to lead 19-12 at halftime. Quick offloads saw Meli Derenalagi power past his marker on the right corner to score the opening try. A kick and chase saw then Fiji stretch the lead after Sireli Maqala grounded a loose ball after an All Blacks player fumbled with it in his try box.

Moments later, Scott Curry powerful run on the right side saw the skipper dive over for a five-pointer. Jiuta Wainiqolo scored the third try for Fiji before the New Zealanders trimmed the gap to seven following a big carry by Sione Molia that saw him break to score a converted try.

In the last stanza, New Zealand lost the ball in a promising position and Fiji regained possession and put up a beautiful display. The ball was then shifted to the right and Jerry Tuwai fed Asaeli Tuivuaka who crossed over for the fourth try.

The Fijians won a penalty in the final seconds of the game and elected to go for points. Waisea Nacuqu penalty bounced off the post for three more points.

Argentina picked the bronze medal beating the 2016 silver medalists Great Britain 17-12. Ben Harris scored the opening try for GB while Bazan Lautaro and Marcos Moneta successive tries saw the Argentine lead at halftime.

From the break, Ollie Lindsay-Hague’s try tied the scores but Argentina slipped away with Ignacio Mendy beating his marker on the left side to score their winning try.

South Africa finished fifth after a 28-7 win over USA. Justin Geduld, Sako Makata, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Stedman Gans scored in the win. Australia whipped Canada 26-7 to finish seventh.

Olympics results

Men 34 Gold Final New Zealand 12-27Fiji-

Men 33 Bronze Final Great Britain 12-17 Argentina

Men 32 5th Place Play-Off USA 7-28 South Africa

Men 31 7th Place Play-Off Canada 7-26 Australia


Semis


Medal SF 1 New Zealand 29-7 Great Britain
Medal SF 2 Argentina 14-26 Fiji

5th place Semis
5th Place SF 1 Canada 14-21 USA
5th Place SF 2 South Africa 22-19 Australia

Ninth place final

9th Place Ireland 0-22 Kenya 7s

11th Place Play-Off Korea 19-31 Japan

Tuesday 27 July PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)

Medal quarters
Men 21 Medal QF 1: New Zealand 21-10 Canada
Men 22 Medal QF 2: Great Britain 26-21 USA
Men 23 Medal QF 3: South Africa 14-19 Argentina
Men 24 Medal QF 4: Fiji 19-0 Australia

Ninth place

Men 19 9th Place SF 1: Ireland 29-0 Republic of Korea
Men 20 9th Place SF 2: Kenya 7s vs Japan 4th-11:00 AM

Men 1 Pool B: Fiji 24-19 Japan
Men 2 Pool B: Great Britain 24-0 Canada
Men 3 Pool A: New Zealand 50-5 RO Korea
Men 4 Pool A: Australia 19-29 Argentina
Men 5 Pool C: South Africa 33-14 Ireland
Men 6 Pool C: USA 19-14 Kenya 7s


Men 7 Pool B: Great Britain 34-0 Japan
Men 8 Pool B: Fiji 28-14 Canada
Men 9 Pool A: New Zealand 35-14 Argentina
Men 10 Pool A: Australia 42-5 RO Korea
Men 11 Pool C: USA 19-17 Ireland
Men 12 Pool C: South Africa 14-5 Kenya 7s

Men 13 Pool B: Canada 36-12 Japan
Men 14 Pool B: Fiji 33-7 Great Britain
Men 15 Pool A: Argentina 56-0 RO Korea
Men 16 Pool A: New Zealand 14-12Australia
Men 17 Pool C: Kenya 7s 7-12 Ireland
Men 18 Pool C: South Africa 17-12 USA

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