Rio Olympic Games

Osea Kolinisau is Fiji’s flag bearer at the Rio Olympics

Fiji men’s 7s Captain Osea Kolinisau will be the flag bearer for Team Fiji at the Rio Olympics. #SeeYouInRio Osea Kolinisau – @teamfiji's new flag bearer for the @Olympics @Rio2016! pic.twitter.com/X0JA8FWxLO — World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) July 21, 2016 Kolinisau leads a group of men who will have Fiji’s most realistic chance of ever winning […]

Luke Nacei

July 21, 2016 9:58 pm

Fiji men’s 7s Captain Osea Kolinisau will be the flag bearer for Team Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

Kolinisau leads a group of men who will have Fiji’s most realistic chance of ever winning Fiji’s first Olympic medal.

Kolinisau became Fiji’s first sevens player to achieve 50 tournaments and was the captain of the Fiji Team to win back to back series titles.

In 2016, Kolinisau was ranked one of the top ten players for most points in a series and most conversions and ranked number one for most tackles made in the series.

And for the second time in a row, Kolinisau was selected into the World Rugby Sevens Dream team and holds the distinction of having one more tournaments than any other player in the country.

Flag bearers carry the national flag of their country at the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. Men and women from across the country and from a variety of sports have carried the flag at both the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games.

These men and women have excelled in their chosen sports and are usually chosen by their peers to carry their national flag, one of the major privileges bestowed to an athlete.

The first batch of teams departs for Rio on Saturday while the men’s 7s team leaves next week Tuesday.

Fiji will take on Brazil in their first Rio Olympics pool game at 4.30am on the 10th of August, they will then face Argentina at 9.30am before taking on USA at 4.30am on the 11th of August.

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