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Olympics: Iran's Alamiyan into table tennis 3rd round

Source: Tehran Times

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.

Noshad Alamiyan gained Iran's first victory in table tennis in the history of the Olympic Games in London when he defeated Australia's Justin Han (4-0) on Saturday

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.

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