PHOTOS | Highlights from Day 1 of the Paralympics

Want to re-live Day 1 of the Rio Paralympic Games? Scroll through some of the top photos here.

Plenty of swimming in the the top 5 from Rio

Three Canadian swimmers reached finals Thursday, including James Leroux in the men's 100-metre breaststroke SB9.

(Andre Forget/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Ilana Dupont also went through to the final in women's 100 T53

(Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Australia's Lakeisha Patterson, right, embraced fellow countrywoman Maddison Elliott after Patterson won gold in the women's 400 freestyle S8.

(Leo Correa/The Associated Press)

Despite a lopsided 75-38 win for the United States, there was plenty of intensity as American Trevon Jenifer, right, and Brazil's Marcos Candido fought for the loose ball.

(Silvia Izquierdo/The Associated Press)

Here's an underwater shot of Great Britain's Andrew Mullen during the men's 200 freestyle S5 to cap off the top photos from Thursday.

(Bob Martin/OIS/IOC via The Associated Press)

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