Australia's Mack Horton celebrates winning the gold in the final of the men's 400-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Record-breaking Australia -- inspired by Mack Horton and Cate Campbell -- put their stamp on the Rio Olympics and moved top of the medals table after an intense first day of action.A trio of swimming world records and a first ever Olympic gold for Vietnam kept the focus on the sporting action as 12 titles were handed out.There was joy for teenage American shooter Ginny Thrasher, who upset China's champions to snare the first gold of the Games in the women's 10m air pistol. Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet won a crash-filled men's cycling road race, and rugby returned to the Games after a gap of 92 years. Britain's Adam Peaty was the early star in the swimming pool. He set an eye-popping new world record of 57.55sec in the men's 100m breaststroke heats -- his first ever Olympic swim.
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