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Saturday 22 July 2017

Video: The reaction of Spain's sevens star to Olympic qualification defines passion in sport

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Spain shocked a lot of people two weekends ago when they upset Samoa in the final of the Olympics Sevens qualification tournament.

The Spaniards had already pipped Ireland 12-7 in the quarter-final to end their Olympic dream, before progressing all the way to the final where they stunned favourites Samoa 22-19.

That result means that Spain will take their place in Rio, where they will mix it with the likes of South Africa, Australia and France.

It was an emotional win for the Spanish players and most notably for Pablo Feijoo, who gave a tearful touchline interview in the aftermath.

Passion and dedication like this is what the Olympic movement is all about.

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