Video: Suva erupts with glee as Fiji claims gold

  • 12/08/2016
Video: Suva erupts with glee as Fiji claims gold

Footage in the video above comes courtesy of UN Women / Kate Davidson.

Celebrations have hit the streets of Suva as locals erupt in to singing, clapping and dancing after Fiji claimed its first Olympic medal with a gold in the Olympics sevens tournament in Rio.

 

In what had otherwise been a tight competition in sevens' successful Olympic debut, the Flying Fijians blew Great Britain away 43-7 in a one-sided final at Deodoro Stadium.

Fijian players cried, said prayers of thanks and sung a hymn together in magic scenes.

Newshub / NZN