Ibrahim Hamato

When he was 10, Ibrahim Hamato lost both of his arms in a train accident. That didn't stop him from playing soccer, one of the only two sports available to the kids in his Egyptian village.

But while soccer was convenient for a boy with no arms, Hamato wanted a better challenge. So he took up the only other sport he could: ping pong.

With no hands to grip the paddle, Hamato put the handle in his mouth. The unorthodox strategy worked out pretty well: Now 41 years old, the Egyptian competed at the 2016 Paralympics in the sport.

It sounds crazy, but Hamato makes it look easy:

Truly inspiring. #Paralympics @rio2016

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Add this to the long list of inspiring stories from the Paralympic Games.