Malaysia's London Olympics campaign started on a disappointing note yesterday.
Cyclists Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman and Amir Mustafa Rusli failed to complete their 250 kilometre race the archers failed to find their target and pregnant shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi could not gun down the points needed to advance further.
Nur Suryani finished well down the list in the women's 10-meter air rifle event.
Eight of her 40 shots missed the mark and she failed to make it out of qualifying.
The event was won Yi Siling of China who took the honour of claiming the first gold medal of the London Olympics.
Nur Suryani's performance was far below her personal best.
She scored only 392 points compared to 397 shot on previous occasions.
The 29 year old attracted some attention for competing while eight months pregnant.
Though the record books contain no such category, officials believe she is farther along in her pregnancy than any other woman ever to participate in the Olympics.
Meanwhile, archers Cheng Chu Sian, Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Haziq Kamaruddin who were touted as medal winners bowed out of the Men's Team Recurve elimination round after losing to Mexico.
Team manager Tan Sri Abdul Halil Mutalib was clearly disappointed as what made the defeat even more bitter was that Malaysia were ranked three steps above the Mexicans but lost 216-211.
The archers now have to show their worth in tomorrow's individual event.
Chu Sian is drawn to meet Khairul in the first round while Haziq will square off with Kazakhstan's Denis Gankin.
There was some consolation for Malaysia at the Wembley Arena yesterday when world number eight Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong beat Japanese pair Naoki Kawamae - Shoji Sato in straight sets 21-12, 21-14 in a group match of the men's doubles.
The duo meet Tony Gunawan and Howard of Team USA tonight.
Malaysia's top women singles player, Tee Jing Yi however, lost to South Korean, Bae Yeon-Ju 21-16, 15-21, 12-21 while mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying lost to Chen Hung Ling -Cheng Wen Hsing from Taiwan 12-21, 21-6, 15-21 in three sets.
Tee, Chan and Goh however are still in the game with the round-robin format.