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Rio Olympics, Day 2

Majlinda Kelmendi made Olympic history by becoming Kosovo’s first athlete to win an Olympic medal, a gold in women’s judo. Other highlights on day two of the Rio Olympics included swimming world records for Britain, the United States, and Sweden.


Majlinda Kelmendi (top) of Kosovo and Odette Giuffrida of Italy compete in the women’s 52-kilogram judo final. Kelmendi made history by winning Kosovo’s first Olympic gold medal.
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Majlinda Kelmendi (top) of Kosovo and Odette Giuffrida of Italy compete in the women’s 52-kilogram judo final. Kelmendi made history by winning Kosovo’s first Olympic gold medal.

Peter Joppich (left) of Germany in action against Enzo Lefort of France during the men's individual foil fencing event.
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Peter Joppich (left) of Germany in action against Enzo Lefort of France during the men's individual foil fencing event.

Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil (left) play Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Okolova of Russia at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Copacabana Beach.
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Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil (left) play Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Okolova of Russia at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Copacabana Beach.

Michael Phelps (left) and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate their team's victory in the men's 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. It was Phelps’ 19th Olympic gold.
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Michael Phelps (left) and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate their team's victory in the men's 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. It was Phelps’ 19th Olympic gold.

A competitor heads off the course after the rowing competition was postponed for the day due to strong winds.
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A competitor heads off the course after the rowing competition was postponed for the day due to strong winds.

Barbora Balaova of Slovakia wipes her brow during action against Fen Li of Sweden in table tennis.
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Barbora Balaova of Slovakia wipes her brow during action against Fen Li of Sweden in table tennis.

Adam Peaty of Britain celebrates breaking his own world record – for the second time in two days – and winning gold in the men's 100-meter breaststroke final. Peaty became the first British male swimmer to win Olympic gold in 28 years.
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Adam Peaty of Britain celebrates breaking his own world record – for the second time in two days – and winning gold in the men's 100-meter breaststroke final. Peaty became the first British male swimmer to win Olympic gold in 28 years.

Katie Ledecky of the United States on her way to winning the women's 400-meter freestyle final. She broke her own world record set two years ago.
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Katie Ledecky of the United States on her way to winning the women's 400-meter freestyle final. She broke her own world record set two years ago.

China's Fan Yilin competes in artistic gymnastics.
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China's Fan Yilin competes in artistic gymnastics.

Tutya Yilmaz of Turkey competes on the floor in artistic gymnastics.
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Tutya Yilmaz of Turkey competes on the floor in artistic gymnastics.

Celine Goberville of France takes aim during the women's 10-meter air pistol qualification.
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Celine Goberville of France takes aim during the women's 10-meter air pistol qualification.

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic (left) reacts after losing to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.
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World tennis number one Novak Djokovic (left) reacts after losing to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.

A worker at the Lagoa venue waits out a weather delay for rowing events caused by strong winds.
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A worker at the Lagoa venue waits out a weather delay for rowing events caused by strong winds.

Iraq tries to block the ball during its Group A soccer match against Brazil.
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Iraq tries to block the ball during its Group A soccer match against Brazil.

Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan celebrates winning a bronze medal in the men´s 66-kilogram judo final.
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Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan celebrates winning a bronze medal in the men´s 66-kilogram judo final.

A long-exposure photo captures fencer Daniel Gomez (left) of Mexico in action against Italy’s Giorgio Avola.
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A long-exposure photo captures fencer Daniel Gomez (left) of Mexico in action against Italy’s Giorgio Avola.

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