Rio Olympic table tennis and 10 times it looked super weird

Fourth-Place Medal

RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympic table tennis is, perhaps, the sport that humbles us the most. For we have played Ping-Pong, and it does not look like this. In the sense that they never knock over their own beer while chasing a loose ball bouncing along the garage floor.

Table tennis is also the sport that’s sneakily the most photogenic at the Olympics, even if it’s in a rather odd way.

Hence, here are 10 times Rio Olympic table tennis was oddly photogenic. Emphasis on the odd:

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China’s Li Xiaoxia.

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North Korea’s Kim Song I.

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Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov.

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Zhang Jike of China

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Ukraine’s Tetyana Bilenko

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Slovenia’s Bojan Tokic

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Japan’s Jun Mizutani

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Great Britain’s Paul Drinkhall

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Tianwei Feng of Singapore

And of course, at No. 1, your Olympic gold medalist:

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Ding Ning of China.

Thank you, Olympic table tennis players, for all that you’ve given us. And please remember to keep your eye or nose or whatever on the ball.

Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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