Ibrahim Hamato lost both of his arms when he was 10 years old, but refused to give up on his dream of being one of the best table tennis players in the world.
And it now seems Hamato is finally making waves and fulfilling his potential in the sport, despite competing against able-bodied competitors.
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
Hamato has to play by holding the racket in his mouth, but over the years he has adjusted his technique and currently has his eyes set on a spot at the next paralympic games.
Hamato said: “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.”
He added: “I hope this shows people that nothing is impossible as long as you work hard.”
The Egyptian was invited to a recent competition in Tokyo where he took on legend Vladimir Samsonov and current world number 2, Ma Long.
Take a look at Hamato in action:
(via: The Mirror)