Australian archer Barnard beaten at Lord's

Teenage Australian archer Elisa Barnard was unable to counter fluky winds at Lord's as she bowed out in the first round of match play at the London Olympics, losing 7-3 to Danish No.1 Carina Christiansen.

Barnard, 19, started well, winning the opening set against Christiansen before going down 24-25 24-21 24-24 25-23 27-21.

"After I won the first set, everything at my end felt great, so I'm not sure what wrong," said Barnard.

"I'll have to have a look at the video because mentally I felt fine, my form felt great, it felt like all of my shots should have been in the 10.

"I'm maybe putting it down to the wind.

The flags were blowing each way, they were changing constantly.

"I'm used to very strong winds at home, much stronger than this, but they are a lot easier to predict."

The Sydneysider was the only Australian archer in the women's competition in London and she pledged to come back better in Rio de Janeiro in four years' time.

"It didn't go as well as I would have liked today, but that's sport," she said.

"One of my favourite quotes is from Michael Jordan where he said `I failed over and over and over again in my life and that's why I succeed'.

"Every time you lose it's not really a failure because you can gain something from it."

Later in the day, Christiansen advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-4 win over Le Chien Ying from Taiwan.

Australian Taylor Worth contests the first round of men's match play on Wednesday.