2020 Tokyo Olympics: Fijiana secure semi-final spot dumping defending Gold medalists out of competition

Members of the Fijiana 7s team. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Fijiana side is through to the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics after shocking defending champions Australia 14-12 in the quarter-finals.

Alowesi Nakoci gave Fiji a dream start with a try early on as Fiji led 7-nil.

Ana Maria Naimasi scored Fiji’s second as they extended the lead to 14-nil.

Vasiti Solikoviti was sin binned for a high tackle as Fiji was reduced to six players.

Faith Nathan grabbed a try back for Australia as Fiji’s lead was reduced to 14-5 at half-time.

Australia scored a late try but it wasn’t enough as Fiji progressed to the semi-finals.

 

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