August 25, 2016 11:11 am

Savenaca Rawaca to receive Olympic gold medal

Fiji 7s men’s team member Savenaca Rawaca will be receiving an Olympic Gold medal. This was possible after a decision which was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Team Fiji Chef de Mission Cathy Wong confirmed this to Newswire that he will receive his medal soon. WONG: “He will receive a gold medal, the procedure […]

Fiji 7s men’s team member Savenaca Rawaca will be receiving an Olympic Gold medal.

Savenaca Rawaca. (Peni Shute/Newswire)
Savenaca Rawaca. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

This was possible after a decision which was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Team Fiji Chef de Mission Cathy Wong confirmed this to Newswire that he will receive his medal soon.

WONG: “He will receive a gold medal, the procedure and the way it is going to be done also. We are just waiting for the details of that and yes we have just got the final confirmation that Fiji will be getting 13 gold medals and not 12.”

Rawaca was in the initial 12 member squad to Rio but he had to make way for Masivesi Dakuwaqa after he suffered a hand injury against New Zealand in the Olympics Rugby competition quarterfinal.

Meanwhile, Rawaca is set to join England-based Saracens later in the year.