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Simply Gold-licious 7s!

The nation’s dream of winning its first ever Olympic gold medal was finally fulfilled in an exhilarating performance by our Vodafone 7s Heroes. Fiji created history by winning the inaugural
13 Aug 2016 10:01
Simply Gold-licious 7s!
Vodafone Fiji staff members celebrate after the Team Fiji men’s sevens team won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics yesterday. Photo: Vodafone Fiji

The nation’s dream of winning its first ever Olympic gold medal was finally fulfilled in an exhilarating performance by our Vodafone 7s Heroes. Fiji created history by winning the inaugural Olympic Sevens tournament in Ole Ole, Brazil.

Acknowledging the epic win, the chief executive officer of Vodafone Fiji, Pradeep Lal, who are also gold sponsors of Team Fiji and sponsors of the Men’s 7s team said: “Fiji were simply “Gold-licious”.  Nothing was going to stop this Fijian team from winning gold in Rio.

“The players played for God and country with pride and passion. We never lost focus from the time we set our sights on gold in Rio. All the sacrifice of the players, coaches, team officials and families of the players have finally paid off with a glittering Olympic Gold.

“Congratulations to the boys on this magical and historical win. This is by far the greatest achievement in our sporting history and surely the highlight of the playing career of the players involved.

“The 7s boys have raised our Fijian flag higher than many bigger and mightier nations. They have proved that as a small country, we can also win on the world stage against the big guns.

“We dared to dream gold and we conquered. The win is ‘Power to the Nation’.

“It simply highlights that no mission is impossible and no challenge insurmountable if you put your heart and mind to it.

“The win has lifted the spirit of the entire population and united us all as Fijians in a mood of frenzy celebrations.

“Today, Fiji stands proud, shoulder-to-shoulder with much bigger nations as a gold medal winner at the pinnacle of the sporting excellence – the Olympics.

“The 7s heroes will go down in the annals of our sporting history as the immortals.  We now stand ready to welcome home our heroes in what we expect to be a rousing welcome and memorable celebration.

“Our hearty congratulations to all the players, Captain Osea Kolinisau, coach Ben Ryan and all support staff and to the Fiji Rugby Union for bestowing such a huge honour to our beloved Fiji.

“We love you all most dearly”

Source: Vodafone Fiji

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