Paralympian Plays Table Tennis with His Mouth, and It’s Pretty Damn Impressive (Video)


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Ibrahim Hamato lost both his arms in a bizarre train accident when he was just ten years old. However, that hasn’t stopped him from rising up to becoming one of the most competitive table tennis players in the Paralympic world. The only two sports played in his village in Egypt were soccer and table tennis, and he chose the latter.

Here he is dong his very impressive thing, playing (and winning) using only his mouth to hold the paddle:

Truly inspiring. #Paralympics @rio2016

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Why would he go for table tennis over soccer, the more logical choice for an armless athlete?

Well, according to Hamato, he wanted to play it “as a challenge.”

What a badass.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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