China women qualify for Olympic Games in style , China beat Hong Kong 33-0 in the final of the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Olympic qualifier to book their place alongside the world’s elite at next year’s Olympic Games.
It was a weekend to remember for China who conceded just one try in all weekend in their five matches, resulting in them becoming the second Asian side to qualify for Tokyo.
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With Japan guaranteed a spot as hosts, China are also now guaranteed a place with their victory. Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, who beat Thailand 17-14 in the third place play-off, will head to the global repechage where 12 teams will compete for one final spot.
Keyi Chen scored two tries in the final taking her tally for the weekend to nine – an incredible tournament for the speedster.
World Rugby Council Member Ada Milby, who also played for the Philippines in China, said she wishes all Asian representatives the best in Tokyo.
“Firstly congratulations to China, they really shone this weekend,” said Milby.
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“With Asia guaranteed two sides in Tokyo, adding to the fact that the Games are in Asia and we have just had an incredible first-ever Rugby World Cup in Asia I am excited to see the continued development of rugby in the region.”
The Philippines finished the weekend in seventh with victory over Korea while Sri Lanka won the Plate and finished fifth after Dulani Pallikkondage scored twice in a 33-12 victory over Singapore.
All eyes now turn to Korea where the men’s qualifier takes place in two week’s time.