With the evening session looming, check out how the first morning of the Tokyo Olympics panned out - through the lens.
China's Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, winning the women's 10-metre rifle competition.
She's included in the photo gallery below but so, too, are emotional images of athletes who won't get near the podium, much less a gold medal.
Click through the photos here, more below
Aussie rowing crews in winning Games start
Australian crews have thrown down the gauntlet to their Olympic rowing rivals, winning four of the six heats they contested on day two in Tokyo.
While crews in the women's and men's coxless pair and both coxless four boats impressed, Australia eights failed to fire on the Sea Forest Waterway course with both crews forced into repechage rounds.
The eights' preparations may have hit a snag when their race was suddenly rescheduled from Sunday to Saturday and all of Monday's racing cancelled with poor weather because of looming typhoon. Find out more here
Aussie softballers 'playing scared'
Australia's hopes of a first Olympic softball gold medal went out the window with a second big loss on Saturday.
After getting back on even keel with a win over Italy following a heavy opening defeat by Japan, the Aussie Spirit bombed against Canada, falling 7-1 in Saturday's match in Tokyo.
Read more about that match here as Australia next face gold medal favourites USA on Sunday.
Kookaburras forced to dig deep, beat Japan
The Kookaburras have vowed to learn from a second-quarter stumble in their Tokyo Olympics opener after flirting with calamity before steadying to bank a 5-3 win over Japan.
World No.1 Australia's match against the hosts, ranked 15th in the world, was widely expected to be a lopsided affair.
Australia coach Colin Batch, desperate to avoid a repeat of the lapse in Sunday night's clash with India, lamented that his charges played into Japan's "tactics a little bit and assisted their counter-attack". Read more here