2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day 1 Prelims Photo Gallery

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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have officially started and they started in record style! Great Britain’s Adam Peaty charged ahead of the competition in the men’s 100 breaststroke to once again lower his own World Record, this time to a 57.55! The young Brit returns with fellow countryman Ross Murdoch for tonight’s finals.

The women of Australia delivered a new Olympic Record in prelims of the women’s 400 free relay, clocking a 3:32.39. The relay team of Madison Wilson, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell secured the top spot for the Aussies in tonight’s final where they will be joined the by USA, Canada, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, and France.

USA Today Sports has been on hand capturing all of the action and excitement, view our photo gallery below from prelims of day one and last night’s Opening Ceremony.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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