After thumping Great Britain in the final, Fiji claimed their first ever Olympic medal at the Rio Games
Fiji’s rugby sevens team have received a heroes reception upon their return home after claiming the nation’s first ever Olympic medal.
Parts of the country came to a standstill yesterday as Ben Ryan’s side touched down in their homeland after pummeling Team GB 43-7 in the gold medal match.
— Monish Nand (@MonishNand) August 22, 2016
Thousands lined the streets of Nadi to welcome home the men who delivered Olympic glory for the very first time.
The team rolled into Prince Charles Park, where they were introduced to the 18,000 crowd as “the greatest rugby sevens team in the world.”