Columbia Women

Colombia became the sixth team in the women's competitions to secure tickets to the XXIX Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Following three days of enthralling sevens, the teary-eyed Colombian women celebrated in Santa Fe, Argentina, after a hard fought last match, a de-facto final as the winner would take all in a round-robin tournament involving eight teams.

The Colombian women loudly celebrated their qualification with the men's team jumping onto the field to share the joy with their compatriots.

“It feels incredible,” said captain Alejandra Betancourt, the senior stateswomen in her side. “We have managed to put Colombian rugby in a place it has never been before and going to an Olympic Games confirms that the hard work we put in paid off. We had been preparing for the past three years for this game, for this moment. We are delighted. Our dreams have become reality.”