Fiji have won their first ever Olympic medal after demolishing Great Britain in the inaugural rugby sevens final at Rio 2016.

The competition favourites secured gold in a sublime display of power, pace and skill that Team GB had no response to, scoring five tries before half time as they secured a huge 43-7 win.

Fiji scored two try tries inside the first four minutes of the contest with captain Osea Kolinisau charging through before Jerry Tuwai added another with Fiji taking a 12-0 lead after Kolinisau converted.

A miss-placed pass from Phil Burgess invited Fiji on once again and after a series of neat exchanges, Jasa Veremalua leapt over the line to add another.

As dominant as Fiji were, Great Britain contributed to their own demise with some error-strewn passing.

Dan Norton was unable to hold onto a high ball, inviting Josua Tuisova to race through and feed Leone Nakarawa, who sauntered across the line to extend the score to 22-0.

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Vatemo Ravouvou of Fiji breaks through to score a try Getty

Despite the best efforts of Tom Mitchell, a fifth try came from Vatemo Ravouvou, with the conversion bringing an end to a relentless first half with the score at 29-0.

Marcus Watson had the unenviable task of coming on as a sub looking to change Great Britain's fortunes and they managed to keep Fiji out a lot longer than they managed in the first half. Some more insipid passing prevented them from closing the gap, however, and it wasn't long before another loose ball allowed Veremalua to bulldoze his way through for another try.

Team GB ensured it wasn't a whitewash, however with Norton springing free to leap over the line before Watson smashed a fine conversion over the crossbar.

It counted little in the end with the final whistle sparking wild celebrations from the jubilant Fijian players and their English coach Ben Ryan.