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Mostly hits, a few misses, for Team LGBTI during Olympics opening weekend

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A roundup of the 43 out athletes at the Rio Olympics.

Beach volleyball player Larissa França of Brazil dives for the balll during action in Rio on Sunday.
Beach volleyball player Larissa França of Brazil dives for the balll during action in Rio on Sunday.
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The 43 out gay, lesbian, bisexual and intersex athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics had a busy weekend. Here are the highlights:

Basketball: The USA women, gold medal favorites, opened the tournament by blasting Senegal, 121-56. The four out players — Seimone Augustus, Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry and Elena Della Donne — scored a combined 45 points.

Beach volleyball: Larissa França, who is openly lesbian, and her volleyball partner Talita Antunes beat a Russian duo, 2-0, in their opening match.

Field Hockey: Helen Richardson-Walsh and Kate Richardson-Walsh of Great Britain made history Saturday when they took the field for their first match of the Rio Olympics, becoming the first married couple to play together on the same team at an Olympics. Susannah Townsend is another out player on Team Great Britain, which beat Australia, 2-1.

The Netherlands, with out players Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel  and Maartje Paumen, beat South Korea, 5-0.

Gymnastics: Dutch gymnast Jeffrey Wammes won't medal in these Games. Here are his finishes in the qualification round: Individual all-around (40); floor exercise (29); rings (69); and pommel horse (70). In the team all-around, the Netherlands finished 10th and did not reach the finals.

Handball: The two publicly out athletes in handball both started the Olympics with a victory. Alexandra Lacrabère and her French teammates beat the Netherlands, 18-14, while Goalkeeper Mayssa Pessoa and Brazil won a high-scoring match.

Rowing: New Zealand rower Robbie Manson and his men's double sculls partner, Chris Harris, advanced to the semifinals by winning their heat on Saturday. In Heat 1 they finished with a time of 6:40.35, the seventh fastest time of the day. By winning their heat, they are seeded third going into one of the two semifinals.

Rugby: The USA lost in the quarterfinals to New Zealand and will now play in the fifth-place game. Kelly Griffin and Jillion Potter are openly lesbian.

Soccer: The two women's soccer teams from North America — the United States and Canada — are both undefeated after two matches of pool play in Rio. Each team has at least one out player.  Sweden and New Zealand each are 1-1, while Australia is 0-1-1. All three teams have out players.

Swimming: Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua finished fifth in his six-man heat in the 100-meter breaststroke on Saturday. With a time of 1:06.40 and in 45th place, he failed to qualify for the semifinals.