This is Ibrahim Hamato, an Egyptian table tennis enthusiast who didn't let an accident at age 10 steal his love for the game or his ability to play it.


Here, as a guest of International Table Tennis Federation president Adham Sharara, he gets the chance to face some of the game’s greats at the world championships in Tokyo.

Ibrahim Al Husseini Hamato (Born 1974-1975) is an Egyptian Para table tennis Champion, winning several honors over the years, including the silver medals in the African Para table tennis Championships in 2011 and 2013.




Hamato lost both his arms as the result of a train accident when he was 10. He in an interview with CNN said "In our village, we could only play, at that time, table tennis and soccer that's why I played both. It was logic to play soccer first due to my case; then I played table tennis as a challenge."