Fiji first competed in the Olympics in 1956, making this celebration long-awaited. It's the first Olympics to have rugby since 1924, marking the first time that the rugby-crazed country had the opportunity to take a medal in the sport.
"Rugby is the only thing that stops this nation, it’s our religion," Feini Lakai, an office manager in the capital city of Suva, told The Guardian. "It is what brings us together, we play with our hearts."
Take a look below at some of the wonderful images coming out of Fiji as the nation celebrated their Olympic victory.