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Saturday, August 6: First Day of Events

Saturday, August 6: First Day of Events

The first day of the Rio Olympics marks an eventful start. From the beginning rounds and winners already feeling the touch of golden on their fingers, the first day of Rio led to victories and losses.

Firstly, Team USA's very own shooter nineteen year old Virginia Thrasher effortlessly wins first, taking home the first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games.

Nineteen-year old Virginia Thrasher's win, with Rio Olympic's first Gold Medal.

Nineteen-year old Virginia Thrasher's win, with Rio Olympic's first Gold Medal.

Swimmer Adam Peaty also sets world record in the 100m breaststroke heat in the very pool of Rio Olympics. 

Kantinka Hosszu, Australian, also won the 400m individual medley in 4 minutes and 26.36 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, breaking the word record of 4:28.43 set at the London Games by chines swimmer Ye Shiwen.

Australian swimmer Kantinka Hosszu caught mid-breath.

Australian swimmer Kantinka Hosszu caught mid-breath.

Meanwhile, in the courts of men's basketball a match between China and USA ends at 62-119 with the glory of victory in America's hands.

Renowned tennis player Venus Williams also crashes out in the first round of Rio Olympics, after a tough round with Belgium's Kristen Flipkens.

USA tennis player Venus Williams during round with Kristen Flipkens.

USA tennis player Venus Williams during round with Kristen Flipkens.

Unfortunately among the happiness and glory of these winners, a french gymnast broke his leg during the routine. Samir Ait Said's injury shook his teammates, but they continued to compete nevertheless. This led for the US team to finish first in it's subdivision. Go USA!

Currently, Australia is in the lead with medal standings, with two golds and one bronze. Closely following is Hungary with two golds and USA with one gold and four silvers. 

Day one of Rio Olympics was certainly eventful and dramatically intense. From to world records to heartbreaking injuries, the start has already brimmed our hearts. Make sure to check back tomorrow here at HerCulture for more news on the Rio Olympics! 

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