Hosszu stars as records fall

It's was an eventul day in Rio, with Australia leading the medal charts after it won two gold medals in swimming at the Aquatics Stadium.

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Hungary's Katinka Hosszu shattered the previous mark in the women's 400 metre individual medley to win a gold medal.

Australia ended the opening day of the Rio Games in style with two swimming gold medals 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.

Great Britain's  Adam Peaty improved his own world record in the men's 100 metre breaststroke to 57.55 seconds.

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

A controlled explosion of a suspicious package took place near the finish line of the men's cycling road race as a precaution. This happened when the race was in progress. An investigation has also been opened after a bullet entered the media tent at the equestrian centre. Nobody was injured in either incident.

QUOTES OF THE DAY

"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 eventually 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.

UNSUNG HERO

Less than a year after being placed in an induced coma, William Fox-Pitt was the top performer in the equestrian dressage on day one of the team event. 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 scored just 37 penalties as Great Britain (84.2) head into day two in third position behind leaders Germany (82.5) and Australia (83.9).

MEDAL WATCH

Australia surprisingly top the medal table thanks to Mack Horton and it's 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 its first ever gold medal thanks to Xuan Vinh Hoang in the men's 10 metre air pistol — in which local Felipe Almeida Wu won silver.

COMING UP: SWIMMING CONTINUES, WOMEN TAKE TO ROAD

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.

AND FINALLY...

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.