Canada had some early setbacks in Day 1 with swimmer Ryan Cochrane being knocked out of contention in the Men's 400m freestyle and the Men's 8 Rowing Team faltering in their initial heat and needing a top four in the repechage to qualify to the final.

China's Yi Siling did not falter and earned her country their first gold medal of these Games in the Women's 10m air rifle.

The home team, Great Britain, was disappointed as cycling hopeful Mark Cavendish was unable to secure a medal in the men's road race.

Day 1 at the 2012 London Olympic Games:

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  • Canada's Victory 3-0 Over South Africa

    Canada's Christine Sinclair, center, is hugged by her teammate Lauren Sesselmann, after scoring during the group F women's soccer match between South Africa and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • The First Gold Medal

    China's Yi Siling celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Beach Volleyball

    Josh Binstock, left, from Canada and his teammate Martin Reader, right, celebrate after defeating team Great Britain in their Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

  • Women's Soccer

    Canada's Kaylyn Kyle, left, battles for the ball against South Africa's Andisiwe Mgcoyi, right, during the group F women's soccer match between South Africa and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Brazil's First Gold

    Sarah Menezes of Brazil reacts after winning gold against Alina Dumitru of Romania during the final round of the women's 48kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Canada Loses In Basketball

    Russia's Becky Hammon (9) reacts as she scrambles for the ball against Canada during the women's group A basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergio Perez, Pool)

  • Men's Judo

    Kazakhstan's Yerkebulan Kossayev (L) competes with Canada's Sergio Pessoa during their men's -60 kgs contest match of the judo event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

  • Ryan Cochrane

    Canada's Ryan Cochrane reacts following his race in the men's 400 metre freestyle heat at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Village at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Cochrane has been knocked out of the finals after an appeal by a South Korean swimmer. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

  • Wang Mingjuan Of China

    Wang Mingjuan of China competes during the women's 48kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Wang won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Men's Judo

    Kazakhstan's Yerkebulan Kossayev (top) competes with Canada's Sergio Pessoa during their men's -60 kgs contest match of the judo event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

  • Canada's Scott Dickens

    Canada's Scott Dickens reacts after swimming a men's 100-meter breaststroke heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Men's Rowing 8

    Canada's, right to left, Brain Price, Will Crothers, Jeremiah Brown, Andrew Byrnes, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe, Rob Gibson, Douglas Csima, and Gabriel Bergen during a men's rowing eight heat in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

  • Canada At Fencing

    Lee Kiefer of the United States, left, and Monica Peterson of Canada compete in the round of 32 during women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Badminton

    Denmark's Christinna Pedersen plays a backhand as her teammate Joachim Fischer, rear, looks on while facing Canada's Toby NG and Grace Gao in a mixed doubles badminton match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

  • Alexandr Vinokourov, Rigoberto Uran, Alexander Kristoff

    Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan , center, poses for photographs with Rigoberto Uran of Colombia, left, and Alexander Kristoff of Norway, right, after winning the Men's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Vinokourov of won the gold medal, Uran took the silver and Kristoff of Norway got the bronze. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Air Pistol Gold

    The medalists in the men's 10-meter air pistol event, including gold medalist South Korea's Jin Jong-oh, center, silver medalist Italy's Luca Tesconi, left, and bronze medalist Serbia's Andrija Zlatic, display their medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

  • Serena Williams Celebrates

    Serena Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in a first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Canada Basketball

    Canada guard Alisha Tatham (10) is blocked by Russia center Irina Osipova, left, on a drive to the basket during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. At right is Russia's Natalya Vieru. 15(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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  • Triathlete Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Triathlete Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Triathlete Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Triathlete Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Triathlete Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Mariel Zagunis of the United States carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Athletes march in the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Audience members holding LED panels light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

  • Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Tower Bridge and River Thames in London during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Smoke from fireworks surrounds the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London, decorated with Olympic rings, during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Conductor Sir Simon Rattle directs during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Prince William and Duchess Kate at the Olympic opening ceremony (Getty Images)

  • Prince William and Duchess Kate at the Olympic opening ceremony (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Scenes from the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • Australia's Lauren Jackson leads her country into the Olympic stadium. (Getty Images)

  • An Australian athlete holds up a hand-made sign while marching into the Olympic opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Mariel Zagunis of the United States Olympic fencing team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Members of the United States Olympic team enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag as he leads Great Britain into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Jamaica's flagbearer Usain Bolt (C) lead

    Jamaica's flagbearer Usain Bolt (C) leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in London. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Jamaica's flagbearer Usain Bolt (C) lead

    Jamaica's flagbearer Usain Bolt (C) leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in London. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)