New Zealand and the process paid off with the gold medal in Tokyo 2020

New Zealand and the process paid off with the gold medal in Tokyo 2020

New Zealand won the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics The tournament that had started after the frustration of losing the final culminated Rio 2016 In view of Australia.

It has been a long process with mixed feelings for New Zealand girls during these five years. TAfter stumbling against Australia (17-24) in the Rio 2016 final It was the starting point for a path that ended in the best way with a victory over France in the Tokyo 2020 final.

New Zealand topped the rankings Women’s World Tours 2017, 2019 and 2020. In contrast, from Rio 2016 to the present, Black Ferns 7 was left with 16 out of 22 contested stagesWinning in 2020 all competitions except the Glandale Championship. At the same time, Between April 2018 and April 2019, the New Zealanders had lost 38 consecutive games.

Already installed at Tokyo 2020, it was Alan Ponting’s lead running smoothly into the semi-finals. With victories before Kenya (29-7), Great Britain (26 to 21), the Russian Olympic Committee (33 to 0), New Zealand again saw faces with The Russian threw into the quarter-finals to defeat him 36-0.

The story in the semi-finals will be different. Before a very sharp Fiji team, the Olympic champions had to redouble their efforts and in a match decided in overtime, they reached the final thanks toAttempt by de Gaelle Proton (22 A 17).

What happened in the final against France is already known in history. The 26 to 12 victory marks the conclusion of a perfect course for the New Zealand girls, who completed a four-year process and earned not only the revenge they earned in Tokyo 2020, but also the first gold medal for your country. Rugby in the history of the Olympic Games.

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