Here Are Some Of The Most Powerful Images From Day 1 Of The Olympics

The first day of the Rio Games saw jubilation, exhaustion, grit, and disappointment.

Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam and Brazil’s Michel Borges battle it out in a light heavyweight match.

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Frida Tegstedt of Sweden determined to make a shot against Argentina in the women’s handball match.

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Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong’s perfectly balances on the edge of a board as she prepares for a dive.

Wong Maye-e / AP

Russia’s volleyball team jumps to block a shot by Argentina.

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Brazil’s Beatriz Zaneratto João celebrates her team’s first goal of the games, scored against Sweden.

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Australia’s Tyler Martin and Mitch Emery react during their match against Brazil, which their team lost 8-7.

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Switzerland’s Oliver Hegi performs in the men’s artistic gymnastics.

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Fabiana da Silva Simões of Brazil jumps to make a kick in her team’s match against Sweden.

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Kosuke Hagino of Japan celebrates after learning he won the gold medal in the men’s 400-meter indiviudal medley.

Michael Sohn / AP

Brazil’s Felipe Kitadai ends up on his head while competing against Uzbekistan’s Diyorbek Urozboev in the 60-kg judo competition.

Markus Schreiber / AP

Milos Scepanovic of Montenegro attempts to block a shot from France in the men’s water polo match.

Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

Australia’s Mack Horton beats out USA’s Conor Dwyer by the tips of his fingers for the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle swimming competition.

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Melinda Gaiger of Romania’s handball team is blocked by Angola players.

Marko Djurica / Reuters

Poland’s Igor Pawel Jakubowski and Britain’s Lawrence Okolie trade punches in the men’s light heavyweight match.

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Japan’s Hiromi Miyake drops to celebrate after a lift in the women’s 48kg weightlifting competition.

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And Kristen Flipkens of Belgium falls to the floor after beating Venus Williams of the US.

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