September 25, 2021

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Olympics: New Zealand dominate finals, Blues silver medalists in Rugby Sevens

The French women’s rugby sevens team lost 26 to 12 against New Zealand on Saturday 31 July in the final of the Tokyo Olympics, but gave the Blues their 17th medal in Tokyo. Win the 18th prize, this time in gold.

After a good run, the French players are no longer worried about the current doubles world champions and Olympic runners-up in Rio. After ousting China in the quarter, the French dominated the British in the semifinals (26-19).

The clash for the Olympic title seemed to be revenge for the 2018 World Cup final, in which the New Zealand women defeated France 29-0.

Bronze for Fijians

The French septists, who continued to advance from sixth to fourth in Rio and fourth in the last World Orbit, were the reason for the optimism, thanks to the iron boost and fiery wings, in mid-June with good hope born of their successful qualifying match. New Zealand’s Black Ferns, on the other hand, suffered a setback in the semifinals against Fiji, winning 22-7 after extra time.

But the New Zealanders quickly settled in the French half of the field and scored the first try in the first minute. The French did not reduce the deficit, suffocating some of their opponents’ defenses in their solid defense, but were able to feel quickly until the level gap could no longer be filled. The Fijians who defeated Britain get the bronze medal.

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