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Meet The Armless Table Tennis Champion Who Proves 'Nothing Is Impossible' [SEE PHOTOS]


Meet The Armless Table Tennis Champion Who Proves 'Nothing Is Impossible' [SEE PHOTOS]

Ibrahim Hamadto, 41, is armless. He lost both his upper limbs in a train accident when he was just 10 years old. But the terrible misfortune didn’t stop him from pushing himself to follow his dreams.
“In our village, we could only play, at that time, table tennis and soccer, that’s why I played both,” Hamadto, who hails from Kafr Saad in northeastern Egypt, told CNN. “It was logic to play soccer first due to my case; then I played table tennis as a challenge.”
Starting at 13, Hamadto spent years working hard to perfect his game initially he tried different options at gripping the bat, including holding it under his armpit, before deciding to handle it with his mouth.
“It was quite difficult playing table tennis after the accident,” Hamadto recalled. “I had to practice hard for three consecutive years on a daily basis. At the beginning, people were amazed and surprised seeing me playing. They encouraged and supported me a lot and they were very proud of my willing, perseverance and determination.”
People were also very proud of his athletic achievements. Hamadto, who is married and a father of three, has won several honors over the years, including the silver medal in the African Para-Table Tennis Championships last year.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian champion demonstrated his skills at the World Team Table Tennis Championships, held in Tokyo, Japan, where he was the guest of honor and played against some of the sport’s biggest names.
“I believe that nothing is impossible, as long as you work hard.”

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Victor Ndah

interesting i love his courage…

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