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American Rugby Star Describes Tokyo 2020 Qualification as ‘Huge’

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United States rugby sevens ace Danny Barrett says successful qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is "huge for us." Photo: YouTube

By Nancy Gillen |

United States rugby sevens ace Danny Barrett says successful qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is “huge for us.”

The US became the first men’s sevens team to qualify after winning their opening three matches at the World Rugby Sevens Series in London.

Having led the World Series standings going into the tournament at Twickenham, the Americans needed to reach the quarter-finals to secure a top-four finish overall and a place in Tokyo. 

They did so after victories against Spain, Wales and Australia.

“It’s absolutely huge for us,” said Barrett. 

“We’ve been talking about getting in the top four all year, since pre-season, since the end of last season. 

“We have another year to go but it’s onwards and upwards from here.”

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz.

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