Segun Toriola (file photo from bbc.co.uk)
Sport: Table Tennis
Result: Men's singles third round
Key Words: 5th Olympics
Magic Index: ★★
Description: The 115th-ranked seed at his fifth Olympic Games managed to beat David Zhuang of the U.S., Joao Monteiro of Portugal and Jean-Michel Saive of Belgium, becoming the only African to reach the third round of the men's singles.
Words From the Heart: "I never played so well, my forehand was very good. I'm the first one in Africa to have stepped into the top 32."