In some of the best news you’ll hear all day, last night Fiji utterly destroyed Team GB’s Rugby 7’s team and claimed the first ever gold medal in the country’s history.
Oh – and the country went fucking crazy turning the entire nation into one big party.
Fiji has competed in the Olympic Games for the past 60 years (Melbourne, 1956) but now and only now have the former-British colony obliterated team GB 43-7 and raked in the gold medals, reports Mashable.
Even during game-play some companies decided they needed time off to watch the final few minutes, including this bank who said they needed a ’30 minute break’ as the country was ‘about to create history’:
But to be fair, they weren’t wrong – and I doubt anybody was rushing to the bank judging from the constant Twitter pictures and videos showing people partying here, there, and everywhere.And now the stories start to come out if rugby crazy Fiji. This for starters. pic.twitter.com/mTIoeHu52n— Bruce Cook (@BruceCookRugby) August 11, 2016
They're dancing on the streets of Suva - Fiji pick up their first ever Olympic medal - #gold in #Rugby7s! #FIJ pic.twitter.com/soCJnlqxqi— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) August 11, 2016
Beautiful job, Fiji! What a win! pic.twitter.com/ZaZyVIUzco— Maebh Long (@perdita66) August 11, 2016
🇫🇯🙌🏾HUGE CHEERS over in #Fiji...Mossy & Robbo are back on @EONSportsRadio NOW!😜— 〽️ossy and Robbo (@MossyandRobbo) August 11, 2016
TUNE IN ➡️ https://t.co/Om1pBtUiMa pic.twitter.com/wBfzmyw3AC
Our friends from across the road at Reserve Bank of Fiji celebrating #FIJ 's #Gold view from #ANZFiji @TeamFiji pic.twitter.com/2EZ7CsNMPU— Mue Bentley Fisher (@mueFIJI) August 11, 2016
History is for the brave, for the warriors, and the proud. Today, pride soars! #flyingfiji #FIJ #fiji https://t.co/iyzW28hBZU— Fiji Airways (@FijiAirways) August 11, 2016
And as if this story could not get any better this is the the first time rugby has been included in the Olympic Games since 1924 – so Fiji are the first nation in over 90 years to claim gold in the rugby.Today we are exclusively serving FijiGold beer on board all our flights.— Fiji Airways (@FijiAirways) August 11, 2016
I bet there’s some seriously sore heads in the South Pacific this morning…