However, spirits were raised with an excellent performance from Aleksejs Rumjancevs in the 200m men's single kayak.
Rumjancevs was ranked 11th at the start of the contest and after securing a final spot with a 4th-place finish in the semi-final he produced a fine performance in the final to secure 5th place, putting him firmly in the top tier of the global elite.
Speaking to LSM after his creditable effort, Rumjancevs said: "I'm happy with my run, I did everything according to plan, beginning middle, end. I have nothing to feel bad about."
Attention now turns to Modern Pentathlete Ruslans Nakonecnijs, though he is not considered a major medal hope. In the fencing he was a lowly 30th but did better in the swimming, securing 16th place, with the competition still ongoing.