Johannesburg - The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) on Saturday saluted the victorious South African rugby sevens side after they grabbed the gold medal at the World Games in Cali, Colombia.
"What a fantastic win," Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said.
"This win certainly goes down as a historic moment for South African sport as the guys will be remembered for winning the last World Games rugby sevens gold medal."
The sevens side beat Argentina 33-24 in the final on Friday to win gold in the World Games sevens competition as the code has now been incorporated into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"It's very heartening to see this group of players under the wing of coach Vuyo Zangqa go all the way here in Cali," said Reddy.
"They have made Team SA proud as well as the entire nation back home."