There was a dream start for the Host Nation on Day 1 as Britain's Kenny Allen led the way in the men's Individual Recurve - Standing class after producing a Paralympic record 651 points to see off Timur Tuchinov of Russia and countryman Phil Bottomley.
'I know it's only the ranking round but to shoot a PB is great and to end up in number one is not too bad either,' said Allen. 'This might be a para record...so I'm really pleased.
'I'm having a ball, it's all great fun and I'm simply enjoying it.'
Allen’s record points tally also played its part in Great Britain claiming top spot in the men’s Team Recurve – Open, joining Bottomley, Paul Browne and Murray Elliot to cap a successful day for ParalympicsGB’s male archers.
But they were not the only ones celebrating. The day started with a win for the Czech Republic’s David Drahoninsky in the men's Individual Compound – W1, beating world record holder Jeff Fabry of the USA into second place in the early stages of the competition.
A second Paralympic record of the day fell in the men’s Individual Recurve - W1/W2 class as Chinese Taipei’s Lung Hui Tseng claimed his place at the head of the field with a score of 650.
On a day of high-quality competition, second-placed man Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj’s score of 648 would also have been enough to beat the previous Paralympic-best total.
Elsewhere, Danielle Brown equalled her own Paralympic record to lead the way in the women’s Individual Compound - Open ahead of Russia’s Stepanida Artakhinova and Mel Clarke.
The USA’s Matt Stutzman got his Games off to a superb start by moving to the top of the leaderboard in the men’s Individual Compound - Open.
China dominated in the women’s Recurve competitions, as Gao Fangxia set the pace in the Individual Recurve – Standing, before joining Xiao Yanhong and Yan Huilian to put her team in a commanding position in the women’s Team Recurve – Open.
On a day which had already seen two Paralympic records broken, Iran’s Zahra Nemati grabbed her own piece of the action late on by posting a score of 613 to convincingly lead the women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2.