Gold medalist Team Fiji celebrate after the Men's Gold Medal Match between Fiji and Great Britain in the Rugby Sevens event during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August Credit: DPA/DIIMEX.
From the South African runner Wayde Van Niekerk, who broke the world record in the men’s to the Fiji men’s rugby sevens team, who won their NOC’s first ever gold medal, Rio 2016 was awash with records and landmark moments.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Brittany Benn of Canada is tackled by Claire Allan of Great Britain during the Women's Bronze Medal Rugby Sevens match between Canada and Great Britain on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Dan Norton of Great Britain breaks through to score a try the Men's Rugby Sevens semi final match between Great Britain and South Africa on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Canada’s Kelly Russell rips the shirt off of Great Britain’s Katy McLean as she tackles her during the bronze medal match in women’s rugby sevens at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug.
Phil Burgess of Great Britain is held up by Rosko Specman and Juan de Jongh of South Africa during the Men's Rugby Sevens semi final match between Great Britain and South Africa on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.