Watch a table tennis player with no arms compete with the pros

When you’re determined to follow your dreams, nothing can get in your way. For Egyptian table tennis player Ibrahim Hamato, that meant learning to play without hands or arms.

Hamato lost his arms in an accident when he was 10, and after trying to play by putting the paddle under his arm, he eventually settled on playing with the paddle in his mouth.

After gaining attention for his unusual technique over the past couple years, Hamato was invited as an honored guest at the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, where he also played against some of the best table tennis players in the world.

He easily keep up with them, leaving his opponents impressed. And he’s got a hell of a spin.

H/T SB Nation/HyperVocal | Photo via Official ITTF Channel/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.