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We don’t bring you table tennis highlights very often here at Total Pro Sports. It’s not that we have anything against the sport, mind you. It’s just that it’s not very popular in North America, relative to other sports, and nobody can cover every sport.
However, every once in a while a great table tennis highlight pops onto our radar, and when that happens, we share it with you.
This is one of those highlights. It comes from the preliminary round of the Class 6 Table Tennis tournament at the 2012 Paralympic Games (currently underway in London). The guy on the far side of the table is Thomasz Kusiak of Germany, and he’s about to get schooled by David Wetherill of Great Britain.
Check it out:
Not bad, right?
Unfortunately for Wetherill, despite his amazing shot, he went on to lose to Kusiak, thus ending his run at the Paralympics. But while he was disappointed to lose, he kept a positive attitude afterward, tweeting, “At least I might get a few YouTube hits, Superman diving forehand winner? I practice that I’ll have you know #ProudParalympian.”
And in case you’re wondering, there are 10 classifications in table tennis at the Paralympics—the lower the number, the greater the impact of the athletes’ impairment. Classes 1-5 are athletes who compete from a sitting position; classes 6-10 are athletes who compete from a standing position. Now you know.
Hat Tip – [The Sun]