2016 Rio Olympics - Opening Ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 05/08/2016. Flagbearer Michael Phelps (USA) of United States of America takes part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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American legend Michael Phelps joins the fray in Rio Sunday hoping to reverse the trend after triumphant Australia dominated the first day's action in the Olympic pool.Inspired by swimmers Mack Horton and Cate Campbell, Australia surged to the top of the medals table after an intense first day of competition.Aussie Horton dethroned China's Sun Yang to win the men's 400m freestyle and then Campbell, the individual world record-holder, anchored Australia to 4x100m freestyle gold in 3min 30.65sec, the fastest time in history.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. There was joy also for teenage American shooter Ginny Thrasher, who upset China's champions in the women's 10m air pistol to snare the first gold of the Games.
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