In the final defeat New Zealand 27-12, bronze to Argentina. The Oceanians reconfirm themselves as Olympic champions after the success of Rio
Double, back to back! The Fiji of the Welsh coach Gareth Baber, as in the debut of the discipline in Rio 2016, win the gold of the Rugby Seven. In the final, at Tokyo Stadium, New Zealand beaten 27-12 (19-12 at half-time), with the bronze medal for Argentina beating Great Britain 17-12. The success-bis cannot fail to surprise, when we consider that the archipelago does not exceed 900,000 inhabitants and that the Brazilian one, after fourteen participations in the Summer Olympics and three in the Winter Olympics, was the first five-circle title in its history. But over there, for discipline, they have a veneration. Because it is the expression of freer rugby, of what is played since childhood, barefoot, on the sand or in the meadows, until sunset, with a ball made of rags or large leaves held together who knows how.
Clear path, only victories: you are in Rio, as many in Tokyo. And to think that, after so many serious problems related to Covid and with practically all civilian flights canceled, the team and the entire delegation, consisting of about fifty people, with the IOC’s ok, arrived in Japan on a cargo ship commercial that transported frozen fish. But Jerry Tuwai and his companions once again outdid themselves. In the final there were three tries in the first half and one in the second half, signed a couple of minutes from the end in the right corner by Asaeli Tuivuaka. It was the decisive one. And now the country, for days and days, will be drunk with joy. Five years ago, a national holiday was declared and the National Bank printed $ 7 bills to celebrate the triumph. What will happen this time?
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