Lack of arms doesn’t stop ping-pong player


An Egyptian ping-pong player plays the game a little differently than most would … with the paddle between his teeth.

Yeah, you read that right.

Ibrahim Hamato, suffered a serious accident when he was 10 years old, but it didn’t keep him from the game, according to CBS Sports.

“After trying different options, I found myself playing with my mouth,” Hamato told CBS Sports. “The best thing in my life is my wife, who is everything to me. The second part is table tennis where I find my biggest success being able to enjoy every point I win. Nothing is impossible as long as you work hard.”

The International Table Tennis Federation posted a YouTube video of Hamato last week at the table tennis championships in Tokyo.

In the video, Hamato says that after his accident he wanted to try and play with the paddle under his arm, but it didn’t work, and after trying out some different options he found he was playing with the paddle in his mouth.

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