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Meet The Lad Who Plays Table Tennis With His Mouth

Meet The Lad Who Plays Table Tennis With His Mouth

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ibrahim Hamato, the inspirational table tennis player who hasn't let the fact he has no arms stop him from playing the sport he loves.

The 41-year-old Paralympian lost both of his arms in a train accident at the age of 10, but that didn't stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a pro.

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He improvised with his mouth and now grips the bat with his teeth, hitting the ball with a ridiculous amount of power.

Ibrahim continues to spread the word that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough

"I want to tell everybody that nothing is impossible, and everybody should work hard for what you love and what you think is good for yourself," Hamadtou told the Paralympics website

"The disability is not in arms or legs, the disability is to not persevere in whatever you would like to do."

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Hamato has won a number of titles down the years, including the 2013 Egypt Open.

He has also secured second place at the 2011 and 2013 African Championship, while reaching a personal high of 32nd in the world rankings back in 2006.

A truly inspiration man who continues to give many hope. Keep up the good work, Ibrahim.

Topics: Inspirational, Take a bow

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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