With the 2012 Summer Olympics complete, another athletic event pushing participants to physical limits has been taking place -- the Paralympics.
Out of these sporting events for athletes with physical disabilities comes this video, which has begun going viral. In it David Wetherill of Great Britain faces off against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany in a table tennis match (via Buzzfeed). Wetherill in a rolling dive is able to make a smashing point against Kusiak, tying up the scoreboard.
"That's an amazing shot," the commenter shouts. "That's a ridiculous shot."
Check it out:
That's not all coming out of the Paralympics though. Here are some highlights from the events thus far:
- From terrorist attack victim to Paralympian: Martine Wright, who played volleyball on the United Kingdom's team Friday, lost her legs in the suicide bombings in London in 2005. "To finally get on court, in front of my friends and family who have been such a great support, was an absolute dream come true. And a dream I never actually had before July 7," Wright said. "I suppose if people take something from my story, and my journey, then sometimes that gives me strength and inspiration." Read more of Wright's story here.
- Not disabled enough?: International Paralympic Committee originally ruled after an evaluation in London last week that swimmer Victoria Arlen's impairment made her too able-bodied to participate in the Paralympics. This ruling was overturned though a few days later. The IPC also said Thursday that 40 athletes had their classifications changed before the start of the games.
- Shark attack survivor takes bronze: Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his right leg. The 30-year-old Hassiem came to the London Paralympics determined to do better than his ninth-place finish at the Beijing Paralympics four years ago. On Saturday, he won bronze in the men's 100-meter butterfly.
- Limited coverage: The Atlantic points out that while U.K. networks plan to air more than 400 hours of the events, the U.S. will only air four hours -- on NBC Sports. Megan Garber writes though that YouTube is stepping in as a forum that can keep those interested in the events up on the action. Check out this YouTube channel's live coverage of events here.
Here's a slideshow of some of the action:
The events will wrap up this weekend.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.