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'!


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  • milktheclock123
    milktheclock123Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:57 am
    wow that is sad he lost his arms
    • mxctrebleclef
      mxctrebleclefMonday, December 21, 2020 at 12:12 pm
      Loved the part when his competitor tried playing with his mouth.
      • howls
        howlsTuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:29 pm
        So cool 😎
        • nevaehsanchez
          nevaehsanchezFriday, July 10, 2020 at 11:56 am
          That shows you nothing is impossible
          • bookfan2008
            bookfan2008Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8:32 am
            So crazy... WOW!!
            • howls
              howlsFriday, July 10, 2020 at 8:05 am
              Whow just wow
              • leiker1414
                leiker1414Friday, July 10, 2020 at 7:52 am
                Wow. I feel bad about his accident. BUT I THING THAT IS A GREAT IDEA. 💡
                • happydays2256
                  happydays2256Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:52 pm
                  Great Idea 💡
                  • happydays2256
                    happydays2256Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm
                    Wow must be hard for him to do things I do every day
                    • 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