Despite a valiant effort, the elusive Commonwealth Rugby 7s Gold remains just out of reach for Fiji.
In a thrilling showdown, our men's team engaged in a fierce battle against Scotland, ultimately falling short with a score of 20-25 in the final match. On the other side of the pitch, our Women's team triumphed over Kenya with a commanding 22-10 victory, clinching the bronze medal.
Although Gold in Rugby 7s continues to be a challenging goal at the Commonwealth Games at all levels for Team Fiji, we're immensely proud of these young ruggers. Their dedication and talent foretell a promising future as we look ahead to the LA 2028 Olympic Games.
In other events, swimmer, David Young, gave it his all in the Men's 100m Butterfly, clocking an impressive time of 58.16 in the heats, though he narrowly missed out on the finals. Anahira McCutcheon, finished in 7th position in her Women's 100m Butterfly heat.
On the triathlon front, Team Fiji's Katie Pattie and Christian Rokoua, finished a commendable 16th in the Mixed Team Relay Super Sprint Distance event, recording a time of 47.06.
Our cycling representatives, Don Younger displayed resilience, securing the 31st position, while Aiden Caine unfortunately withdrew from the race after 10km.
As the day progresses, our anticipation mounts for Emosi Laqere and Frances Tuva, who will compete in the Men's and Women's 200m events. Meanwhile, David and Anahira are gearing up for their final swim events of the competition.
With the 2 medals from Rugby, Fiji is now ranked 13th on the medal table with 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, ahead of countries like India and Canada.
Let's continue to rally behind Team Fiji as they demonstrate sportsmanship, dedication, and unwavering passion on the global stage. Your support means the world to us!