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Argentina Los Pumas men’s sevens ready to purr
Sevens has goals

A missed penalty in the dying seconds and a sudden death try by Great Britain denied Los Pumas Sevens a medal opportunity in Rio in 2016.

As haunting as it was, they began planning for revenge soon after.

With players with Olympic and Youth Olympic experience, they have set high goals for Tokyo.

Sevens Pedigree

2 HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournaments

1 Rugby World Cup Sevens Final

1 Semi-final of Rugby World Cup Sevens

Perennial leader in South America Rugby

Argentina held its first sevens tournament in July 1921, almost a century ago to the day, and was the first country outside of the United Kingdom to do so.

Revered Status

Santiago Gómez Cora, once a World Series record try-scorer, has become the coach of the team and is in his eight season at the helm. He is Mr Sevens in the country.

Going out on a high

Former captain Gastón Revol has been playing rugby sevens for Argentina since December 2009 and is the most capped Pumas Sevens.

It was his missed kick in the Olympic quarter-final against GB that denied his team a medal opportunity.

Yet, he is back and keen to retire from the game on the highest of notes by returning home with an Olympic medal.

Going for gold again

Argentina will be travelling to Tokyo with a handful of players that have claimed gold in an Olympic tournament.

Marcos Moneta, one of the fastest players on the sevens scene, tore through defences in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games three years ago and hopes to showcase his speed in Tokyo.

Will he be able to help bring home Argentina’s first gold?