British swimmer Adam Peaty broke his own world record as he reached the 100m breaststroke final but there were no GB medals on day one of the Rio Olympics.
After a new best in the heats, Peaty qualified for Monday’s final in the second-fastest time ever.
GB cyclists Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, who suffered a late crash, missed out on medals in the men’s road race won by Belgian Greg van Avermaet.
American shooter Ginny Thrasher, 19, won the first gold of the Games.
Two swimming golds helped Australia top the medal table, while there was drama elsewhere – with a controlled explosion on an unattended bag and a stray military bullet landing in a media tent.
Day two sees British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead – cleared to compete after appealing against a ban for missed drugs tests – in the women’s road race.