Here Are Some Of The Most Powerful Images From Day 1 Of The Olympics

The first day of the Rio Games saw jubilation, exhaustion, grit, and disappointment.

Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam and Brazil’s Michel Borges battle it out in a light heavyweight match.

Cameroon's Hassan N'Dam and Brazil's Michel Borges battle it out in a light heavyweight match.

Frank Franklin Ii / AP

Frida Tegstedt of Sweden determined to make a shot against Argentina in the women’s handball match.

Frida Tegstedt of Sweden determined to make a shot against Argentina in the women's handball match.

Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images

Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong’s perfectly balances on the edge of a board as she prepares for a dive.

Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong's perfectly balances on the edge of a board as she prepares for a dive.

Wong Maye-e / AP

Russia’s volleyball team jumps to block a shot by Argentina.

Russia's volleyball team jumps to block a shot by Argentina.

Jeff Roberson / AP


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