- Ibrahim Hamato lost his arms in an accident when he was 10
- His passion for table tennis however persisted
- Today, he's still able to go head to head with some of the world's best
An Egyptian para-table tennis player who has no arms is inspiring millions around after proving that nothing is impossible.
Ibrahim Hamato lost his arms in an accident when he was just 10 years old. In an interview, he said:
I had an accident when I was 10 years old but I loved table tennis. Three years after my accident, I wanted to play again holding the racket under my arm, but it didn’t work out. After trying different options, I found myself playing with my mouth.
With practice, he eventually became so good that he could go head to head with some of the world's best amateur players.
In 2014, he participated in the World Team Championships in Tokyo, Japan. In the previous year, he won silver medal at the African Championships for the Disabled.
Ibrahim also received a special award recognising his bravery and fortitude to the sport despite the loss of both arms from the International Paralympic Committee in 2015.
Videos of Ibrahim playing table tennis with his mouth have gone viral. Watch one of them below.