The duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished 12th with a total of 626.5 across three series each, while Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar ended 18th out of 29 pairs with an aggregate score of 623.8 at the Asaka Range.
The mixed events are making their Olympic debut.
It wasn’t an ideal start for the more fancied Elavenil and Divyansh, while Anjum and Deepak found themselves languishing at the bottom of the pile.
The top eight teams make the Stage 2 of Qualification and the top four pairs in the second stage qualify for the medal rounds.
In the first qualification round, there are three series of 10 shots for each team member while in the second, members of the top eight pairs of the first round shoot two series of 10 shots.
The team with the higher combined score of single shots fired by each team member on command gets two points with one point awarded for a tie.
The first team to reach 16 points with a difference of two, wins.