31 photos of Australia at the Olympics

Alec Potts, Ryan Tyack and Taylor Worth of Australia celebrate their bronze medals from the Men’s Team competition on day 1. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympics got underway overnight in Rio de Janeiro with Australia winning its first medal – a bronze for the men’s archery team.

Mack Horton then won Australia’s first gold in the pool in the men’s 400m freestyle, with a second gold from the women’s 4 x 100m women’s relay team.

It’s been a good day for Australia with emphatic wins in the opening rounds of the women’s rugby 7s, the basketball and in the pool, where the women’s 4 x 100m relay team posted a new Olympic record.

Here’s some of the action for the Australians on Day 1.

Bronte Campbell dives over Brittany Elmslie during the handover in the Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final

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Gold medal favourite Kimberley Brennan found conditions tough during the Women's Single Sculls heats but made it through to the semis

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Brooke Peris controls the ball during the women's field hockey against Britain. The UK won 2-1

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Richie Porte, who came 5th in the Tour de France, at the start of the 236km men's road cycling race. Porte crashed 40km from the finish and has a broken collarbone.

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Jason Whateley (in blue) lost his bout against Goncalves Nogueira of Brazil in the men's heavyweight boxing

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New Zealand's goalkeeper Devon Manchester watches as Australia's Jake Whetton tries to score while NZ's Blair Tarrant jumps in the men's field hockey

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Melissa Tapper became the first Australian to represent the country in both the Paralympics and Olympics, but lost her Women's Singles preliminary match against Caroline Kumahara of Brazil

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Mack Horton gives the thumbs-up in the Men's 400m Freestyle heat before winning gold in the final

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Travis Mahoney in the heats of the Men's 400m Individual Medley

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Great Britain's Hannah Miley, Australia's Blair Evans, Japan's Sakiko Shimizu and Hungary's Zsuzsanna Jakabos in the Women's 400m Individual Medley heats

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World record holder and gold medallist Cate Campbell.

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Emma McKeon in the Women's 100m Butterfly heats

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Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy of Australia in the Women's Beach Volleyball against Costa Rica

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Louise Bawden of Australia signals during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round

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Alec Potts on his way to the bronze in the men's archery teams

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Ryan Tyack on his way to the bronze in the men's archery teams

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Ryan Tyack, Taylor Worth and Alec Potts celebrate after beating China to the bronze in the men's team archery

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Uzbekistan's Diyorbek Urozboev (white) competes with Australia's Joshua Katz during the men's -60kg judo

Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan are competing in the 470 class dinghy

Mickael Gelabale, Aron Baynes, Charles Kahudi, Cameron Bairstow and Boris Diaw go for a rebound in Australia v France in the men's basketball

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Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova and France's point guard Tony Parker battle for the ball

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Liz Cambage, no. 8, attempts a shot against Brazil.

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The Australian women's team celebrates after scoring against Germany

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Alexander Lloyd gives the okay to teammate Spencer Turrin during the Men's Pair rowing

Rhys Grant during the men's single sculls

Anna Meares leads the Australians during the opening ceremony

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The Australian delegation during the opening ceremony parade

The Australians take photos during the Opening Ceremony

Ryan Tyack during the battle for the bronze against China

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Emma Tonegato scores against Luisa Tisolo of Fiji in the women's rugby 7s

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