Topic: Rio Olympics 2016

Fiji win first ever Olympics medal with sevens gold

The Fijian sevens side have won their very first medal at an Olympics, taking gold in today's men's sevens final.

Fiji beat Great Britain 43-7 to claim the gold, after eliminating Japan in the semi-finals and New Zealand in the quarter-finals. 

Great Britain received the silver medal, with South Africa trouncing Japan 54-14 to win the bronze medal.

It is the first time sevens has been played at the Olympic Games, with many commentators vowing it to have been a successful sojourn for World Rugby, and the International Olympic Committee.