He picked up his 30th point in the very last action of an epic game to give Japan an incredible 3-2 win (25-21, 20-25, 29-31, 25-22, 15-13) against the Bringing Iran into the quarter-finals of the competition.

It was a win-or-die for both Japan and Iran, who had their sights set on a spot in the last eight Olympics, and Nishida already had 27 points collected in the first four sets before captain Yuki Ishikwa took control of the front.

He is the tenth player – and the first Japanese – since the introduction of the rally scoring system (since Sydney 2000), who made it into the prestigious list of those who scored 30 or more points in a single game of the Olympic Games.

The historic Olympic record remains at 39 points for German Gyorgi Grozer against Serbia (3-2) in London 2012.

Ref: https://www.tasnimnews.com