Ugly injuries and Canada's 1st medal on Day 1 in Rio

French gymnast Samir Ait Said and Brazilian judoka Sarah Menezes had their Olympics cut short due to dramatic injuries on Day 1 in Rio while the Canadian women's 4x100m relay swim team won the country's first medal of the Games.

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Canada wins bronze in women's 4x100m freestyle relay.

The shot above shows Sandrine Mainville, Chantal van Landeghem and Taylor Ruck the moment they realized they, along with Penny Oleksiak who was still in the pool, had won a bronze medal in the women's 4x100-metre freestyle relay on Saturday night (the first medal for Canada at these Olympics.) Australia won the race.

In the women's 400-metre individual medley Hungary's Katinka Hosszu shattered the world record on her way to winning the gold medal in the event. 

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Judoka Sarah Menezes was forced to tap out.

In the women's 48-kilogram judo quarterfinals, Brazil's defending Olympic gold medallist Sarah Menezes was forced to tap out against Mongolia's Urantsetseg Munkhbat after getting caught in a nasty armbar and suffering a dislocated elbow. 

That's Japan's Ami Kondo taking Munkhbat down in the bronze medal contest above.

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Warning: the following image shows a serious injury.

French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg while competing on the vault during an artistic gymnastics team qualification round on Saturday. The sound of the leg breaking echoed through the arena.

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Épée was 1 of 7 sports with medal events on Day 1.

Injeong Choi of Korea and Romania's Ana Maria Popescu were caught in a slow exposure during their women's individual épée fencing quarterfinal match on Saturday. Hungarian Emese Szasz bested Rossella Fiamingo in the gold medal bout.

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The table tennis tournament got underway Sunday. 

This is Xin Yan of Australia playing a point in a men's singles preliminary match against Aleksandar Karakasevic of Serbia on Day 1. The men's singles final is scheduled for August 11.

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Eugenie Bouchard won her Olympic opener.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard defeated American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Olympic women's singles tennis tournament Saturday.

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Canada's women's rugby team posted 2 shutouts.

Through two matches (against Brazil and Japan) Canada's women's rugby sevens team has yet to surrender a point at the Olympics. This is Megan Lukan making a tackle against Brazil's Paula Ishibashi followed by a shot of Canadian fans who made the trip to Rio to cheer on their squad.

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Swimmer Ryan Cochrane missed his shot at a 400m medal.

The Victoria swim star finished 11th in qualifying Saturday putting him out of the final in the freestyle event for the second straight Olympics. Cochrane is scheduled to race the 1,500 – his stronger event – in Brazil on Friday.

This is a shot from the rafters of the Olympic aquatics stadium looking down on American Connor Jaeger, Yang Sun of China and Park Tae-hwan of South Korea in Heat 6 of the 400m freestyle.

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Emily Overholt had a chance at a gold medal.

The Canadian record holder secured the eighth and final spot in the women's 400 individual medley final with a qualifying round time of 4:36:54. Here she is from underwater along with Aimee Willmott of Great Britain and American Madeline Dirado. Overholt finished fifth in the final.

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Beach volleyball got started on Day 1.

The men's and women's beach volleyball tournaments got underway on the first full day of competition in Rio. This is Australian Taliqua Clancy making a diving play in a preliminary match.

Meanwhile, further down the sand from the volleyball tournament, a local surfer drops into a wave at Leme Beach.

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The sun sets on Day 1.

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