Fiji declares public holiday after winning Gold at Rio

Fiji declares public holiday after winning Gold at Rio

On Thursday, island country Fiji erupted in joy after winning its first Olympic gold medal at the men’s rugby finals.

Fiji declares public holiday after winning Gold at Rio

Emotions across the South Pacific nation ran high following the country’s rugby 7s team’s 43-7 demolition of Team Great Britain to snatch their first ever medal which also happened to be gold.

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Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama later declared a national holiday on Aug. 22 to mark the momentous achievement.

“We are all proud to be Fijians right now,” Bainimarama added.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the rugby-obsessed country were glued to their screens as the match unfurled. Some businesses even opted to temporarily close so that their employees could witness what would potentially be an historic game.

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Fiji declares public holiday after winning Gold at Rio

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