New Zealand won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after beating France 26-12 in the final. The Black Ferns took the thorn out of Rio 2016 where they had lost in the final.
In the deciding match, the Black Ferns led the action from start to finish and defeated the European con tries by Blyde, Nathan-Wong (2) and Fluhler. On the other hand, for the French cast, the conquests came through Drupoin and Ciofani.
For his part, in the party for the Bronze medal, Fiji once again demonstrated the good level reflected throughout the tournament, and in a match that was defined on the epilogue, he defeated the always difficult team of Britain by 21 to 12 to get his first medal in women’s rugby.
In turn, it should be noted that in the meeting corresponding to fifth place, Australia, one of the candidate teams (had just been a Gold medalist in Rio) they defeated the United States without problems 17 to 7.
The semifinals of the tournament were high-flying and charged with great emotion. In the first order, in a game not suitable for heart patients, and that was defined in overtime after equality by 17-17, New Zealand beat Fiji 22-17 and got into the grand final. In the second semifinal, France was superior and prevailed before Britain by 26-19.
Previously, at the closing of the positions at the bottom of the leaderboard, Brazil concluded his participation in the Olympic Games with his first victory in the contest (Against Japan 21 to 12) and in this way achieved 11th place. For its part, Canada took ninth place by beating Kenya 24-10.
1. New Zealand (Gold)
2. France (Silver)
3. Fiji (Bronze)
6. United States
8. Russian Olympic Committee