However, India’s Tarundeep Rai beat his Cuban opponent J C Stevens via shoot-off to enter Round Two. Rahul convincingly blanked Mongolia’s Jantsan Gantugs 6-0 in the first round only to lose 3-7 to Rafael Dobrowlski of Poland in the second round. Tarundeep held his nerves to trail 1-5 and then equalise winning the fourth and fifth set as he took the encounter into golden shoot-off. In the shoot-off, the Sikkimese archer hit a 9 while his Cuban opponent could only manage a distant 8.
Earlier, Talukdar was no match for his American rival Jacob Wukie, who easily pocketed the encounter 6-0, while Swuro went down to Jennifer Nichols 6-5.