Noshad Alamiyan onto the 3rd round
Iran’s Noshad Alamiyan earned a dramatic win over Peng Tang from Hong Kong in the men's singles second round table tennis match in London 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Iranian defeated Peng Tang 4-3 (11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 12-10) in the ExCel venue.
Alamiyan had defeated Australian Justin Han (4-0) on Saturday. The Iranian will play Timo Boll from Germany on Monday.
“I am so glad since it’s the first time an Iranian table tennis player has won at the Games. I have to concentrate on the match against my German rival. I want to make history,” Alamiyan said.
Alamiya was the first ever Iranian to win a match in the Table Tennis competition and has matched his success with another nail-biting win.