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France’s Anne-Cécile Ciofani has been named the world’s best Sevens player of the year 2021, World Rugby announced on Thursday. She won the silver medal with the Blues at the Tokyo Olympics.
A Frenchwoman at the top of world Sevens rugby. World Rugby announced Thursday, December 9, that 27-year-old Anne-Cécile Ciofani has been named the world’s best player of the year 2021.
AC Bobigny 93 player beat New Zealander Sarah Hirini or Fijians Alowesi Nakoci and Reapi Ulunisau.
Words fail me 🙏🏽
Years of work resulting in this great reward.
A huge thank you to everyone who voted, and to @WorldRugby7s to highlight the practice of women’s rugby.
See you soon.
– Anne-Cécile Ciofani (@AnneCeCiofani) December 9, 2021
It is the first time that a Frenchwoman has been sacred. She succeeds Ruby Tui (New Zealand), crowned in 2019. Her performances at the Tokyo Olympics undoubtedly weighed in the decision: she helped France to win a historic silver medal.
In the men, it is the Argentinian Marcos Moneta, brilliant in the Olympics with six tries, who was named.