Although the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is not until Friday, the Games were kicked off last night with women’s football with the initial matches seeing three new world records set.
In a match against Australia’s female soccer team, Canada’s Janine Beckie scored the Fastest goal in an Olympics women’s football (soccer) match ever, after just 19 seconds of play.
In 20 seconds @janinebeckie4 reminded everyone what #TeamCanada can do in Olympic #football: https://t.co/k1Q2nu3Otupic.twitter.com/fxn9fDGIL3— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) August 4, 2016
Taking place in Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 21-year-old Janine helped her country win the match 2-0.
The same game saw another record fall for Canada as Shelina Zadorsky received the Fastest red card in an Olympics women’s football (soccer) match as a result of her foul against Australia's Michelle Heyman in the 18th minute.
Brazilian soccer star Cristiane earned a record for the Most goals scored in Olympics women’s football (soccer) by netting her 13th goal in her country’s game against China, helping the Olympics hosts win the match 3-0.
Cristiane shares her impressive record with Danish player Sophus Nielsen who scored 13 goals between 1908 and 1912.