Rio Recap: Australia win first ever Women's Rugby Sevens Olympic gold

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Rio Recap: Australia win first ever Women's Rugby Sevens Olympic gold

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Australia's Rugby Sevens team made history on Monday night by becoming the first women's team to win Olympic gold.

The pre-tournament favourites defeated rivals New Zealand 24-17 to claim gold at the Deodoro Stadium. In the bronze medal match, Canada defeated Great Britain 33-10.

In the swimming pool, China's Sun Yang won gold in the Men's 200 metre Freestyle Final. He finished ahead of South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Conor Dwyer.

In the Women's 100 metre Breaststroke Final, America's Lillie King was a popular winner. She defeated Russia's Yulia Efimova, who was only reinstated into the competition days before the Olympic Games began.

Serena Williams bounced back from her shock loss in the Women's Doubles with sister Venus, to advance in the Singles Tournament. Williams defeated France's Alize Cornet 7-6 6-2 to advance.

Novak Djokovic has has an Olympics to forget. After being knocked of the Singles Tournament, he and compatriot Nenad Zimonjic lost to a Brazilian duo in straight sets.

Rafa Nadal remains on course to win the Men's Singles and Doubles competition. Along with Marc Lopez, the duo defeated the Argentine team of Juan Martin Del Potro and Maximo Gonzalez.