Video of The Week - Armless Egyptian Man Masters Ping-Pong!

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An Egyptian man is inspiring millions of people around the world with his ping pong prowess. However it is not just his top-notch skills they are admiring, but also, the way he plays the game - By holding the paddle with his mouth, because Ibrahim Hamato happens to have no arms!

Hamato says that when he lost his arms in an accident at the age of 10, he had no choice but to find another way to play his favorite sport - Of course, the thought of giving it up, which is what most people would have done, never occurred to the amazing man!

Over the years, he has become so good that he was recently invited to compete at the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships which took place in Tokyo, Japan, from April 28th to May 5th. Though the 41-year-old did not medal, he was thrilled to fulfill his life-long dream of playing against some of the world's most elite ping pong players. As Hamato says, 'Nothing is impossible as long as you work hard'!

Resources: mashable.com, wired.com

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630 Comments
  • UNSPEAKABLEThursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    that man was a good tennis player and he made me say you can do anything you dream ispiring
    • athlete08
      athlete08Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm
      Wow, very inspiring! I like this article!!
      • chlooe
        chlooeThursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm
        Bro how tho? This is lit man!
        • shootingstars
          shootingstarsThursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:51 pm
          He is an inspiration! :3
          • mankeyman56235
            mankeyman56235Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm
            I play table tennis for New Zealand and he still can beat me
            • unknownMonday, April 16, 2018 at 11:26 am
              so cool
              • nobodyMonday, April 16, 2018 at 11:25 am
                cool
                • unknownMonday, April 16, 2018 at 11:23 am
                  so cool
                  • thatredheadxd
                    thatredheadxdSaturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:02 am
                    Wow. He's awesome!
                    • Error...Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:18 am
                      How Does He Do That This Guy Is Cool