Reigning world champion Suresh Selvathamby is out of the men’s individual recurve open competition.
He lost the first round match against world number five Bato Tsydendorzhiev of the RPC 2-6.
The erratic, Suresh had his chances but wayward shooting in crucial moments put paid to his hopes
In the first end Suresh had his chance of picking up a draw or a win. A nine would have given him the draw, but Suresh squandered with a 7, to lose the end 23-25.
He seemed to have found his rhythm in the second, cruising to a 28-24 win hitting 9,9, and 10 with his three arrows.
However he let slip a golden chance to take the third end. Needing just an eight to wrap up the end with his final arrow, Suresh sent his shot hurtling toward a five, losing the game and handing the advantage to Tsydendorzhiev.
His poor run continued with the first two arrows of 7 and 6 in the fourth end, although he shot a 10 with his final.
But his rival was in commanding form hitting 9.10,9 to take the end and the match.
Making his debut at the Games, Suresh did not show his full potential, finishing 28th in the ranking rounds, that resulted in him being drawn against Tsydendorzhiev in what turned out to be a disaster to his hopes.