Table tennis behind-the-back shot by French player Quentin Robinot goes viral (Video)

By on Feb 22, 2013 in Asia, Sports, Tennis Comments

An amazing table tennis behind-the-back shot by French player Quentin Robinot during the Kuwait Open last week, as shown in the video below, is now going viral. It was so incredible that even his opponent could not help but to applaud him, and has been featured in various sites, including USA Today and Daily Mail.

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Table tennis behind the back shot by Quentin Robinot
Image Credit: ITTF video

As noted at on Sunday, February 17, 2013, Quentin Robinot and Kiryl Barabanov of Belarus recently faced-off in a table tennis match during the qualifying round of the 2013 Kuwait Open for the (International Table Tennis Federation) ITTF World Tour Super Series (February 14-18, 2013).

According to the ITTF February 2013 rankings, Robinot, 20, ranked No. 173 in the world, while Barabanov ranked 188. Nevertheless, Robinot‘s amazing trick shot behind his back during the tournament made the day not only of the spectators and announcer, but even those who do not really play the sport.

While the two professional table tennis players were exchanging difficult shots, Robinot (wearing blue) can be seen switching his right hand at his back to hit the ball, and successfully returned it to Barabanov, who was caught off-guard with that behind-the-back trick.

Judging from the video, Robinot seemed to be in a position where he had no choice but to use that behind-the-back shot, in his hope to return the ball in a legitimate way. Apparently, Barabanov was stunned with the trick and could not do anything but to clap his hand, with the announcer and the crowd also going crazy.

Amazing table tennis behind-the-back shot by French player Quentin Robinot
Video Credit: excalibur7710/YouTube/ITTF

Quentin Robinot vs Kiryl Barabanov table tennis match at Kuwait Open
Video Credit: ttCountenance/YouTube/ITTF

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