This is the unique story of a man from Egypt with no arms. Ibrahim Hamato is an extraordinary table tennis player. Hamato lost his arms in an accident when he was 10 years old but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a top-notch table tennis player. After trying different options, he find a new way to compete in his favorite game. He now plays table tennis with a racket in his mouth, swatting at balls with a flick of his head.
He was invited as an honour guest of the ITTF President Adham Sharara to visit and enjoy the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
A translation of some of Hamato’s comments are inspiring:
“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. Hamato says, Nothing is impossible as long as you work hard.“