Egypt's Ibrahim Hamato qualifies for 2016 Summer Paralympics
Ibrahim Al-Husseini Hamato
Egyptian table tennis player Ibrahim Al-Husseini Hamato, 41, qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics that will be held in Brazil 7-18 September 2016.
His qualification for the Paralympics came thanks to his performance in the African Qualifications for the games, which are the Olympic games for disabled players.
Damietta’s governor, Ismail Abdel Hamid Taha, received the Egyptian champion, who is from the port city, following the qualification games.
Hamato has a number of victories under his belt, including the 2013 Egypt Open where he came in second place. In the same year, he won second place in the 2013 African Championships. He also won second place in the 2011 African Championships.
His highest world ranking was 32, which he reached in 2006.
Hamato, who lost his both arms in an accident when he was 10 years old, is the only player that plays in table tennis using his mouth to hold the paddle.