Rio 2016 gold medal winners: Day 1

Athletes from around the globe have traveled to Rio with the universal goal to win a gold medal. Check out the gold medalists from day 1 of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

1. Kosuke Hagino | Japan | Swimming

Kosuke Hagino | Japan | Swimming Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Kosuke Hagino of Japan celebrates winning gold in the Final of the Men’s 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2. Katinka Hosszu | Hungary | Swimming

Katinka Hosszu | Hungary | Swimming Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary leads the pack in heat five of the Women’s 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

3. Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell | Australia | Swimming

Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell | Australia | Swimming Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell of Australia celebrate winning gold and a new world record in the Final of the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

4. Sopita Tanasan | Thailand | Weightlifting

Sopita Tanasan | Thailand | Weightlifting Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sopita Tanasan of Thailand competes in the Women’s 48kg Group A Final on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 2 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

5. Greg Van Avermaet | Germany | Cycling

Greg Van Avermaet | Germany | Cycling Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Greg van Avermaet of Belgium leads the peloton during the Men’s Road Race on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Fort Copacabana on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

6. Mack Horton | Australia | Swimming

Mack Horton | Australia | Swimming Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Gold medalist Mack Horton of Australia poses during the medal ceremony for the Final of the Men’s 400m Freestyle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

7. Emese Szasz | Hungary | Fencing

Emese Szasz | Hungary | Fencing Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Emese Szasz, (right), Hungary defeating Rossella Fiamingo, Italy, to win the gold medal during the Women’s Épée Individual Final at Carioca Arena 3 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

8. Paula Pareto | Argentina | Judo

Paula Pareto | Argentina | Judo Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Paula Pareto of Argentina (white) competes against Irina Dolgova of Russia in the Women’s -48 kg Judo on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

9. Virginia Thrasher | USA | Shooting

Virginia Thrasher | USA | Shooting Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

(L-R) Li Du of China with silver, Virginia Thrasher of the United States with gold and Siling Yi of China with bronze pose on the podium following the Women’s 10m Air Rifle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

10. Beslan Mudranov | Russia | Judo

Beslan Mudranov | Russia | Judo Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Beslan Mudranov of Russia (white) consoles Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan after defeating him in the Men’s -60 kg Gold Medal contest on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

11. Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan, Lee Seung-yun | South Korea | Archery

Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan, Lee Seung-yun | South Korea | Archery Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images

(L-R) Woojin Kim, Seungyun Lee and Bonchan Ku of Korea celebrate defeating the United States during the Men’s Team Final match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

12. Hoang Xuan Vinh | Vietnam | Shooting

Hoang Xuan Vinh | Vietnam | Shooting Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam gestures prior to competing in the 10m Air Pistol Men’s Finals on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kosuke Hagino Japan Katinka Hosszu Hungary Emma McKeon Brittany Elmslie Bronte Campbell Cate Campbell Australia Swimming Sopita Tanasan Thailand Weightlifting Greg Van Avermaet Germany Cycling Mack Horton AustraliaSwimming Emese Szasz Hungary Fencing Paula Pareto Argentina Judo Virginia Thrasher USA Shooting Beslan Mudranov Russia Kim Woo-jin Ku Bon-chan Lee Seung-yun South Korea Archery Hoang Xuan Vinh Vietnam