Rio Recap: Hosszu stars as records fall


- Australia ended the opening day of the Rio Games in style with two swimming golds as world records fell at the at the Aquatics Stadium.

- Katinka Hosszu was among those smashing records in the pool, shattering the previous mark in the women's 400 metre individual medley.

Greg Van Avermaet claimed victory in a thrilling men's road race that finished on the Copacabana beach, Jakob Fuglsang and Rafal Majka taking silver and bronze.

- A controlled explosion of a suspicious package took place near the finish line as a precaution when the race was in progress, while an investigation has also been opened after a bullet entered the media tent at the equestrian centre. Nobody was injured in either incident.

- Great Britain's Adam Peaty improved his own world record in the men's 100 metre breaststroke to 57.55 seconds, and he may yet smash that mark.



"I wanted to enter the women's changing room and either hang myself or hang everyone," - Russia handball coach Yevgeni Trefilov was furious with his team after trailing South Korea 19-12. They came back to win 30-25.

"I went out pretty fast, quite easy, came back and I heard everyone cheering and I was like, 'What are they cheering for? There's no Brazilians in this lane'," -Peaty knew he was on course for the world record, thanks to the locals.

"Since we got here, we've gone out to the beach, the big Jesus or whatever you call it, all that good stuff," - United States equestrian athlete Clark Montgomery battles to remember the Christ the Redeemer.

"They are like robots," - Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu outlines the difficulty of facing Korean opposition after being beaten by Choi In-jeong in the women's individual epee.



Less than a year after being placed in an induced coma, William Fox-Pitt leads the individual dressage.

The 47-year-old Briton suffered a serious fall at the World Young Horse Championships in October last year, suffering head trauma that led to him being put in a coma.

But, riding his horse Chilli Morning, Fox-Pitt is top with a score of 37 penalties, sitting above Christopher Burton (37.60) and Michael Jung (40.90).



Australia surprisingly top the medal table thanks to Mack Horton and their women's 4x100m freestyle relay team. With two golds and three medals in total, they are ahead of Hungary (two golds) and the likes of the United States (one gold, five medals) and Japan (one gold, five medals). Meanwhile, Vietnam won their first ever gold thanks to Xuan Vinh Hoang in the men's 10 metre air pistol - in which local Felipe Almeida Wu won silver.



There are 14 gold medals up for grabs on day two in Rio.

The swimming continues with Peaty and Katie Ledecky to take centre stage, while the women's road race is held in Fort Copacabana.

Meanwhile, the United States women's basketball team's bid for a sixth straight gold medal begins.



There is quite the rivalry developing between Horton and Sun Yang, who finished second to the Australian in the men's 400m freestyle. The duo did not shake hands after the race, with Horton having slammed the Chinese swimmer over doping. The 1,500m freestyle is sure to be fun.