Segun Toriola defeated Czech Republic's Dmitrij Prokopvoc 3-2 in Round 1 of the men's singles event in the table tennis event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Toriola lost the first set 11-8 but bounced back to win the second set 6-11.
Toriola finally took the third set 8-11 to advance into Round 2.
He will face Japan's Niwa Koki on Sunday for a place in the next round.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's duo of Funke Oshonaike and Edem Offiong, have both crashed out of the Table Tennis women's singles.