Fijians' tear-jerking singalong after making Olympic history

Fiji has made Olympic history, securing their first-ever medal by winning gold in the rugby sevens final against Great Britain.

In a fairytale result which sparked wild celebrations in their Pacific homeland, the Fijians blew the Brits away from the kickoff to cross for five first-half tries at Deodoro Stadium.

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Fijian players cried, said prayers of thanks and sung a hymn together in magic scenes on the field after the 43-7 triumph.

Red-headed English coach Ben Ryan embraced all his players after the fairytale result which is set to spark wild celebrations and a national holiday in their Pacific Island homeland.

The world series champions and top seeds stamped their authority on the gold-medal match from the kickoff with inspirational captain Osea Kolinisau scoring in the opening minutes.

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Fellow playmaker Jerry Tuwai crossed in the opposite corner a minute later and the previously-unbeaten GB team looked clueless to stop the Fijian off-loads and line breaks.

The fourth seeds hardly touched the ball in the first half as they found themselves down 29-0 to the delight of the buzzing crowd.

Fiji went on to score three more tries after the break and even shared the spoils around in the in-goal to highlight their utter dominance.

Fiji's semi-final win over Japan earlier on Friday ensured the small island nation their first Olympic medal in any sport.

Following the win, Ryan said: "These boys have set their names in stone, set their names in history."

South Africa took bronze with a 54-14 thrashing of Japan in the third-place play-off.

Australia, who entered as world No.4, finished the sevens tournament in a disappointing eighth place after narrowly losing their classification games against Argentina and France and then the quarter-final against South Africa.

with AAP