26 Oct '11, 12pm

#Table #Tennis - Playing table tennis without arms - Channel News Asia

#Table #Tennis - Playing table tennis without arms - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The lack of forearms and having only one leg didn't stop German Rainer Schmidt from winning several gold medals in table tennis. The seven-time Paralympian was in Singapore recently to share his story. Mr Rainer Schmidt uses a long-handled paddle attached to his left upper arm to play table tennis. Although his attempts at mastering the sport were gradual and slow, the paralympian said he accepted his limits and pressed on. And it certainly paid off, as some 200 people were treated to a dazzling display of finesse and form at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School. Some even got the chance to spar with him. Mr Schmidt said: "Nobody accepted that I could play table tennis... It was my own will. The motivation came because I tried it, (and) it worked, so I said I can become better."

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