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Meet the table tennis player without arms at the Rio Paralympics

September 18, 2016

Ibrahim Hamadtou, from Egypt, plays table tennis with his teeth.

Hamadtou, who lost his arms at the age of 10 years after a train accident, grips the bat in his mouth and swings his head to strike the ball.

He wears only one shoe while playing, grips the ball with the toes of his bare foot, flicks it in the air and sends down a serve.

Hamadtou has not won a match in Rio, but has earned the respect of everyone at the Paralympics. He wants to set an example to youngsters, who might have to deal with a similar impairment.



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