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Images | All about emotions on the first day of competition in Rio

Monday, 15 August 2016
The Olympic Games Rio 2016

It was of course a lot of emotions showing during the first day of competion in Rio. First out a little team spirit from the Canadian team with Tiffany Foster and reserve rider Kara Chad. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

You can always count on the German team vet, Jan-Hein Swagemakers, when it comes to emotions. Here he is celebrating Christian Ahlmann's clear round with Taloubet Z, the first German rider in the arena.
You can always count on the German team vet, Jan-Hein Swagemakers, when it comes to emotions. Here he is celebrating Christian Ahlmann's clear round with Taloubet Z, the first German rider in the arena.

Nervous and hopeful faces on the Swiss - Steve Guerdat, Martin Fuchs and Hansuli Sprunger - when Janika Sprunger and Bonne Chance CW cleared one fence after the other.
Nervous and hopeful faces on the Swiss team; Steve Guerdat, Martin Fuchs and Hansueli Sprunger watching Janika Sprunger and Bonne Chance CW.

The French when Philippe Rozier jumped the last fence of the course.
The French watching Philippe Rozier clearing the last fence.

The first clear round for Brazil delivered from Stephan de Freitas Barcha with Landpeter do Feroleto.
The first clear round for Brazil was delivered by Stephan de Freitas Barcha and Landpeter do Feroleto.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum got her spot on the German team in the very last minute after Marcus Ehning's Cornado injured himself. Of course Fibonacci deserved a hug after a beautiful clear round.
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum got her spot on the German team in the very last minute after Marcus Ehning's Cornado injured himself. Of course Fibonacci deserved a hug after a beautiful clear round.

Jerome Guery's fanclub had a hard and very nervous time when Jerome jumped the last line with Grand Cru van de Rozenberg.
Jerome Guery's fanclub had a hard and very nervous time when Jerome jumped the last line with Grand Cru van de Rozenberg.

Lucy Davis' Barron had a last moment with Tasha before entering the ring to deliver a fantastic round.
Lucy Davis' Barron had a last moment with Tasha before entering the ring to deliver a fantastic round.

Sergio Alvarez Moya celebrating Manuel Fernandez Saro's four faults with U Watch.
Sergio Alvarez Moya celebrating Manuel Fernandez Saro's four fault-round with U Watch.

Tiffany Foster, Tripple X III and Caroline looking very determined by the in-gate.
Tiffany Foster, Tripple X III and Caroline looking very determined by the in-gate.

A second clear for Brazil with Doda de Miranda and Cornetto K.
A second clear for Brazil with Doda de Miranda and Cornetto K.

Michael Whitaker's Cassionato showed some spirit as well while going from the Rio oxer to the open water.
Michael Whitaker's Cassionato showed some spirit as well while going from the Rio oxer to the open water.

Ian Millar was a very proud father when his daughter Amy Millar rode a great clear round on Heros.
Ian Millar was a very proud father when his daughter Amy Millar rode a great clear round on Heros.

Mixed feelings in the Qatar team when Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi and Gunder cleared the fences but got one time penalty.
Mixed feelings in the Qatar team when Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi and Gunder cleared the fences but got one time penalty.

A worried look from Steve Guerdat when Martin Fuchs and Clooney had one down early in their round, but it was going to be their only fault.
A worried look from Steve Guerdat when Martin Fuchs and Clooney had one down early in their round, but it was going to be their only fault.

A happy Swedish team and a very happy horse owner when Henrik von Eckermann and Yajamila went clear.
A happy Swedish team and a very happy horse owner when Henrik von Eckermann and Yajamila went clear.

Jose Maria Larocca and Cornet du Lys had four faults, but were celebrated as winners from the Argentinian spectators.
Jose Maria Larocca and Cornet du Lys had four faults, but were celebrated as winners from the Argentinian spectators.

Oh, relax Verlooys; Harrie Smolders and Emerald will not let you down.
Oh, relax Verlooys; Harrie Smolders and Emerald will not let you down.

Taizo Sugitani's Imothep made sure everyone saw that he didn't like to knock down a fence.
Taizo Sugitani's Imothep made sure everyone saw that he didn't like to knock down a fence.

The last celebration of the day went to Uruguay...
The last celebration of the day went to Uruguay...

... and the very last rider Nestor Nielsen van Hoff with Prince Royal Z de la Luz.
... and the very last rider Nestor Nielsen van Hoff with Prince Royal Z de la Luz who had only one time penalty after fighting their way through the tough track.

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