David Wetherill Slaps Insane Table Tennis Shot of Paralympics

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 3, 2012

David Wetherill pretty much dropped the most amazing and bittersweet table tennis shot at the 2012 London Paralympics

Unfortunately, as Metro reports, Wetherill would go on to lose his match, despite having the most memorable volley ever. 

The 22-year-old had to settle for having the play of the Games after he lost to Italy's Raimondo Alecci at the ExCel Arena, 3-1. 

But really, are you going to remember the end result? For me, it has to be this amazing shot that took passion, drive and remarkable accuracy to pull off. 

Wetherill dives for a shot to his right, leaving his feet for one chance at the point. He then places it perfectly on the other side with a precision that demands you shake your head in disbelief. 

As Metro signals, Wetherill was beyond disappointed about the loss, but he managed to see the charm in having the athletic play of the London Games. 

Here is how he saw it via Twitter.

At least I might get a few YouTube hits. Superman diving forehand winner? I practice that I'll have you know. #ProudParalympian

— David Wetherill (@Wetherill89) August 31, 2012

He may have left the Paralympics without that medal he craved, but he certainly departed with the epic moment of the summer. 


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