People worldwide have been stunned by the inspirational performances on the opening few days of the Tokyo Paralympics.
Egypt’s Ibrahim Hamadtou, who lost his arms in an accident aged 10, is one such person. He is competing in the men’s Class 6 table tennis tournament.
Hamadtou, 48, holds his bat in his mouth and does not wear a shoe on his right foot to enable him to use his toes to hold the ball and help gain spin when he serves.
Despite losing in straight sets, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9, on Wednesday, Hamadtou won thousands of new fans with his inspirational attitude.
His story and attitude are amazing. Below is a short documentary about his life and his disability.