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That look of realization

That look of realization

panicake

This amazing diving shot was from Kelly van Zon in Rio 2016 Paralympic against Kubra Korkut. Kelly also won the match.


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lastatica

They’ve got a [whole classification process](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability_sport_classification?wprov=sfti1) to group athletes by their disabilities, all ranging from vision impairment, amputations, and intellectual disabilities.


CCtenor

That is genuinely incredible.


1K_Games

Yeah, that left foot, my god that looks bad. They just throw on normal shoes and that's it? I mean don't even put soles on the sides? That would destroy a pair of shoes so quickly.


Ziiiiik

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


WyattfuckinEarp

Two bum legs really, but yeah. I have no clue how they Guage it


MagnusNewtonBernouli

~~When you say "a bum leg" do you mean how she's missing large amounts of *both* of them?~~ I'm dumb.


BeepBoopBAHP

He's talking about the person who made the dive.


MagnusNewtonBernouli

I'm dumb. That wasn't even remotely unclear. I'm just dumb.


BeepBoopBAHP

Lol. No worries


Rattus375

Damn I didn't even notice any of that the first time I watched it. The fact they did it with some significant physical impairmenta makes this even more impressive


ittwasntme

She's got zero legs


SCCRXER

Well the winner doesn’t only have a bum leg.


realhermit

Kelly won the match but they both win at life. Amazing.


FLORI_DUH

Damn that's some patronizing shit right there. Reddit does love it tho


jeankev

People talking like insurance commercials lol


HoochMaster_Dayday

Lol so fuckin blunt. I love it.


Dodecabrohedron

God bless you.


AS14K

What contest did they win to get born with disabilities?


Eccon5

I'm assuming he meant that, despite their disabilities, they still made it that far in life


TheNewNick

That look of realization of was good, but the face that the other one made just as she was serving killed me.


Puppet_Blood

The tongue jumping out and the eyes. Haunting.


James_099

https://i.imgur.com/SNYSYSd.jpg


ava_ati

She is the Happy Gilmore of table tennis.


Puppet_Blood

Nightmarish


Fenderbridge

What are you doing, Sny-Sys?


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throweraccount

Bruh


legion327

I mean…


Kitnado

The Try Some Me 21


Sharpymarkr

I mean it would be less awful if they weren't disabled. EDIT Disabled not differently abled. My bad.


beagleboyj2

I know you mean well with the term "differently abled" but please stop using it. It can come across as condescending to people with disabilities like myself. The word disabled isn't a slur or an insult whatsoever. But don't just take it from me, here's other people with disabilities that share a similar sentiment. https://www.reddit.com/r/disability/comments/n5iscz/what_is_your_preferred_term_disabled_differently/ https://www.reddit.com/r/disability/comments/ldk5iy/questions_about_the_term_differentlyabled/ https://www.reddit.com/r/disability/comments/jg9sru/what_is_your_opinion_on_differently_abled_vs/


Sharpymarkr

Thanks for the correction :)


HORSEthe

Damn. Mocking disabled people for their disabilities. I knew reddit was going downhill but the fact that this has so many upvotes is sad. Gross mother fuckers.


surfer_ryan

Am I more or less progressive for just assuming this was the regular Olympics and not the disabled Olympics?


persfinthrowa

It’s pretty clear it’s the Paralympics. The missing arm might be a hint lol


surfer_ryan

... This is going to sound ridiculous... but in my head it was a technique, like she was holding her hand behind her back for balance or something... once more I didn't want to assume anything... maybe a one armed ping pong player made the Olympics, I mean I would have 0 problem with that... are you saying you would have a problem with the differently able'd not be allowed to participate in the regular Olympics... yeah who's the butt hole now!!!


Mazahad

Reverse Uno card. Damm


LacidOnex

They regulate how much butt fabric women volleyball players can have, I'm pretty sure they regulate how many arms you can have.


ADB963

The arm is missing? I just thought it was behind their back


Capital_Ordinary8043

Same


justwannabeloggedin

... and legs


Rumbleinthejungle8

It's extremely obvious too. Her movement is clear that she has a disability. And you have the opponent with no arm and prostetic legs. And if that wasn't enough, it literally says Paralympic Games on the floor. Lots of people on reddit seem to think it's cool to mock people they don't know online. People who aren't even trying to have an online presence, they are just trying to live their lives. It is disgusting and I agree with you 100%.


AuggieKC

Happen to you a lot?


HORSEthe

What, finding people mocking handicapped? Nah not really, I'm mostly referring to racist and sexist stuff found in the comments of /actual public freakout. But it is all symptoms of gross motherfuckers.


AuggieKC

So, your commentary was on a different behavior by different people in a different sub?


HORSEthe

No, if you carefully read my comment you might see where I wrote the word "reddit". Reddit is going downhill. The commentary was on reddit.


AuggieKC

Well, thank you for contributing.


MoistSheepherder

Hahahahahaha you savage


tribbing1337

Grow up and go outside


Tina_ComeGetSomeHam

Why are you getting down votes lol you people need help.


Klaus_Kinski_alt

That's kind of a really shitty thing to say.


ReDeaMer87

😂 oh God hahahahahqha


Dan4096

That's a war face!


dasher11

That's the look of extreme concentration. I make it when applying mascara, because I'm too lazy to play sports.


Liontamer67

Same


TheAdminsAreGarbage2

https://i.imgur.com/yLiaRal.jpg


Kenmore1414

I mean this is the paralympics and she's clearly disabled in some way...


TheNewNick

You may be right. First couple times I watched it I just saw some people playing ping pong. Didn't even notice missing limbs till at least the 3rd watch. ...I'm not very observant. And disabled or not, they'd both kick my ass at ping pong.


sanjilee87

Dude I saw it like 5 times and read this comment before I noticed anything beyond the missing arm.


prolikewhoa

May be right? It says Paralympics on the floor.


TigreDemon

Who's disabled now lmao (this is a joke btw)


dasher11

So? Her face doesn't always look like that. She goes from looking totally relaxed to making that face, which tons of people make when they concentrate hard. It rubs me the wrong way that people are responding to this comment with "but she's disabled!!" like they think it means her face is stuck this way and she's incapable of making multiple expressions.


tribecous

If these people saw the face I make when serving in tennis, they’d shit their pants. People make stupid faces when they’re focusing.


glizzymane

Ok it's still fucking hilarious


therealfugazi

She’s known for making odd faces


sleepywan

Totally disarming look.


DeMayon

[crazy eyes](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4scFQOfJFV8/hqdefault.jpg)


cuddlesmcfriendzone

Better every time


Randolpho

I bet she’s a lot of fun. Like at parties and just to chat with.


itscamithink

Didnt know it was the special olympics


WildDylan

I didn’t see it so much as a “look of realization” as a “WTF! Dives aren’t fair”


wiredtobeweird

I thought she blew on the ball instead of hitting it at first lol


spigotface

Gotta love replays that show the player’s face instead of what the ball is doing.


krustyjugglrs

I still have no idea wtf happened. She dove for the shot but it looks like it completely missed the table? Idk this washorrible camera work for me? Except that wicked serve face. They made sure to really get that in the shot lol.


CurtronWasTaken

I did it! who do you think you are? I am!


Renovarian00

Damnit yes!


West_Yorkshire

How do they pit 2 Paralympians together so it's "fair"? The woman closest struggles moving but the opposition only has an arm missing, seems a bit unfair to me. Genuinely curious if there is any thought behind it.


Drauul

She is also missing two legs dude. She has 1 limb.


chasechippy

Oh shit, I didn't even notice her leg prosthesis


West_Yorkshire

Oh yeah, good point.


Capital_Ordinary8043

Oh fuck i didnt even realize the one armer and no legs!!! Fuck how do i miss yhese things


vbullinger

Like... what happened to her?!?


souldeux

According to Wikipedia "She lost one arm and both legs due to injuries sustained from an electric shock accident, which occurred as she was four years old."


Tufflaw

Damn that's awful - I used to work with someone whose son lost both arms due to an electric shock incident when he was a child.


Kaaspik

The other woman has 4 limbs, seems a bit unfair.


Muoniurn

And cerebral palsy, which may be associated with mental disabilities and serious physical ones as well. For example, they might have very weak muscle tone, or have serious tremors especially when reaching for something. Nonetheless, there is a very detailed process on how they are divided into categories, so I would say people that actually know their shit decided on a mostly fair categorization.


Yazy117

Yea missing one arm in ping-pong is like missing an eye at a spelling be


PUTINS_PORN_ACCOUNT

She’s named Kubra but we calls her Peggy


CJR3

You don’t play table tennis with two hands though, so not sure how that would be unfair.


West_Yorkshire

Another good point that I completely forgot about fml.


CJR3

Haha, no worries. You did pose a good question though that sparked conversation, so it wasn’t a complete fail


Arutusan

Not complete but a little bittle.


Cristunis

Other hand helps with balance and moving. You need zero hands to run, but they do help a lot.


MerryGifmas

They don't. There are eligible disabilities and if you have one then you can compete. Obviously some will be more of a handicap than others but it's never going to be completely fair. It's not 'fair' competing against someone with better genes in the regular Olympics either.


lifeofyou

That’s not completely right. They have different divisions for disabilities. Take Cerebral Palsy for example. There are 8 sport classifications for people with CP depending on the severity of their condition and how it affects their body. [CP sport classifications. ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebral_palsy_sport_classification)


Hylian-Loach

Imagine having to be on the panel that ranks people on the severity of their disabilities


Rockonfoo

God could you imagine if it was corrupt? Like some dude tries to imitate The Ringer?


cheapdrinks

[So basically this ](https://youtu.be/zmPgXxRe9f8)


Edgarska

I knew it would be this and still clicked. ​ And also the [real life version](https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2013/10/08/paralympics-scandal-spain-disabilities-sydney-2000/), in case anyone was unaware.


TheDrunkenChud

Holy shit. How did I not know about this‽ That's amazing. I would argue that the athletes were in fact intellectually disabled as they willingly competed against actually disabled people knowing full well they themselves weren't.


Rockonfoo

Which came out first? Who stole who’s idea? Lmao that’s the exact same shit


IamSoooDoneWithThis

Neither “came up with it” first, as it’s hardly an original idea. It’s just a matter of how to take the same joke concept and deliver it in a funny, fresh way.


Rockonfoo

Then who first publicly made the joke?


IamSoooDoneWithThis

I do not know.


SDNick484

I am going to go out on a limb and say, "Simpsons did it!".


TacoDoc

Ok, Gloria is missing her big toe and she was kicked in the head by a mule so she’s pretty nimble but sometimes she’s not certain what sport she’s playing. Paula lost both shins to a glass top coffee table but nailed her SATs. I say line those two up. What do you think, Johnson?


Jabrono

[The panel ranking me 1-8.](https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/perfect-score-panel-3-businessman-260nw-89244967.jpg)


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newtlong

That's not even close to right. There a ton of classifications for paralympic athletes. https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/games/classification/


IamSoooDoneWithThis

[Mmmmyeah…](https://y.yarn.co/696e6d29-50f0-4428-8fc7-e7e518779fe0_text.gif)


Capital_Ordinary8043

I didnt even realize her legs were fucked up


PM_ME_UR_PUPPYDOGS

I didn’t notice the missing arm, 2 prosthetic legs, or either of her legs until I read the comments about this being the paralympics. I would be the worst eye witness in the world. Or maybe just slightly better than actually blind people.


dan26dlp

There's actually a lot of interesting ways that this is done. There is a type of soccer played with a ball that has a Rattle and Boards near the floor to hear sound Reverb off to know where the other players in the ball is. It's really common for people that are legally blind to see shadows and things, so all of the players will wear a blindfold so nobody can see any bit at all. In the competitive level there are regulation blindfolds that are standardized so nobody can cheat. I have other examples but I am not disabled and I dont want to get the details wrong. I highly reccomend going g on youtube or tiktok and watching disabled content, they disabled community does so much advocacy and education you can spend hours and hours and its actually genuinely interesting on top.of being presented really well.


chefbobbyjay

How do they decide which disabilities are compatible for competition?


NotBlaine

Last time I looked into it depends on the sport, but there's basically a ranking system. https://www.paralympic.org/classification


lava_red

Thats a really good, thought provoking, question. I wonder if its up to the athletes or the IOC?


chefbobbyjay

Yea it really interests me. I’m going to look into it. Like I thought this was a bit of unfair advantage being that the woman in orange seems to have a pretty heavy disability, while the woman in black is “only” missing one arm. But then I noticed that the woman in black also has two prosthetic legs. A ton of different variables must go into this. Unless they’re literally just like ya you’re janky. She’s janky. Go play some table tennis and see what happens.


a_bongos

You made me laugh in bed out loud. You're janky, she's janky, to play some table tennis. The jank scale if you will is an interesting concept for us right now (unless you've already looked it up). A Schrodinger's Jank if you will, it's either infinitely interesting for how they compare disabilities or infinitely confounding for how they let such different disabilities compete. Even if there are scales, how large are the margins? Like 3 limbs compared to 1. I'm sorry if this is at all morbid or offensive.


shiny_jug_jugs

Its a ranking system, but honestly from my experience in swimming the system can be a bit weird and unfair. In my opinion, I felt the system could definitely be taken advantage of.


KhabaLox

She didn't even applaud that great shot by her opponent. There is no sportsmanship these days.


mdmeaux

I had to read that 4 or 5 times before I got it but I realised in the end


makattak88

Hahaha duuude


KhaineVulpana

Watched this video 3 times and *still* didn't notice this was the Paralympics until I read it in the comments. Sometimes I wonder what my eyes actually see.


TheDrunkenChud

The other girl only having 1 total limb wasn't a giveaway? Lol.


yacht_co

For some reason I just thought she was being cocky and had 1 arm behind her back. I wasn't looking directly at her, but more so the actual game.


TheDrunkenChud

That's fair.


craizzuk

Good for you dude, you literally don't see disabilities.


KhaineVulpana

It helps that I'm blind.


DoomBro_Max

Isn‘t this just professional sport 101? Don‘t quit until it‘s officially over.


IamSoooDoneWithThis

r/LostRedditors but, like, the opposite…


AbsarN

What did you think a subreddit called Prematurecelebration would consist of?


Guac__is__extra__

She could appeal the ruling on that point, but she really doesn’t have a leg to stand on. (I’m so sorry. I had to do it. I know I’m going to deep hell for that.)


Usergnome_Checks_0ut

Probably Extra Hell (from the memes).


StreetsRUs

One ticket to dank meme hell pls


Edortin

Damn that was epic


Wrong-Paramedic7489

Crushing it


entsarm

Sure, if I beat a disabled person and celebrate I'm somehow the ass. 🙄


roofied_elephant

Would that count? Doesn’t the ball need to go over the net for it to count? Sorry, not all that well-versed in ping pong.


afterhelium

No, there are no rules like that. It can go around and even hit the edge, but not the side of the table.


OKara061

Afaik It only needs to go over the net on the serve. Then all is fair game. As long as you hit some part of the enemy side’s surface


oep4

Yeah, i'm gonna need someone to tell me what happened there. I assume orange player did not win?


MistarGrimm

She did win. This shot and the match. The player in black judged this shot to have won her a point but orange dove for the ball and still made the shot in her favour. The face on black shows her surprise.


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parka19

You don't have to clear the net, just get the ball to hit on their side. Same as tennis, if a ball is hit far outside the court there are opportunities for strange plays like this. In table tennis you can hit an impossible shot to return in these situations by getting the ball to roll on their side instead of bounce


FunkyPete

>You don't have to clear the net, just get the ball to hit on their side. To be pedantic, I believe you need to clear the net on the serve (just like regular tennis). On the return and the rest of the volley, the net is fair.


theSurpuppa

If I remember correctly, you do not actually have to clear the net. The only rule is to have it bounce on the opponent's side


fuzzby

In table tennis, a return does not have to go 'clear' the net, it only has to land on the opposite half of the table. The net is an obstacle to hit around, nothing more. So if a return goes sideways around the net and lands ANYWHERE on the opposite side of the table, it's still a valid return. Watch this shot. If it happens in a game it's a legal return. https://youtu.be/iRrlbp-Hjww?t=171


Y0rin

Haha yes she did, after black thought she would never get it and prematurely celebrated.


Fire_Lake

/r/KillTheCameraMan


I_Bin_Painting

Just a bit of 'armless fun. She tried to appeal to the ref but she hasn't got a leg to stand on.


gotham77

She protested but didn’t have a leg to stand on


lifesav3rr

Woah, that move really costed her an arm and a leg..


gemini88mill

That look when you realize that if she lost, she would lose the other arm.


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Foux

it is and i laughed


muffmunchers

Paralympics


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MrFuckingDinkles

They are both handicapped


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MrFuckingDinkles

Call bullshit all you want. Use your eyes and look at that poor girls legs, they are both obviously very handicapped.


39UL

Fuck there’s a bunch of assholes in this thread, like serious I hope you get hit by a truck and lose your legs for being dicks sorta assholes. I’m a huge dickhead so when I cringe you know you fuckers are going to get karma coming down on your asses one day.


OdinDogfather

In ping pong, dies the ball not need to go over the net?


Petert87

G E K O L O N I S E E R D


Greedy-Ad68

Would of been nice to see the actual shot go in


Jibber_Fight

Why would you turn away from that? I've made shots like that and I'm, like, okay at ping pong.


ruckusrox

It didn’t go over the net on the return tho?


DontFeedTheCynic

After watching that display, I'm definitely the one whose disabled when it comes to table tennis.


HellTrain72

The pinger from the ponger's only got one arm


ElRedditorio

- I call this move "My daily struggle" (then dives)


SouthernYooper

Eek


SarahPallorMortis

Fuckin Forest Gump level shit


josepatino5

Why do they serve like that?


Goldeneyeseventyocho

My grandpa used to do physics bending trick shots like that. Rip ping-pong master.


MisterNotSoHandy42

They both look like Lois from Malcolm in the middle.


_Zevan-3Stars_

I’d like to see the shot in more detail as well it looked really nice but cuts to the reaction to fast.


marques33

Respect greatness.


sleeplessknight101

How does she manage to even walk on her ankle like that?


Necromancer1423

is this the thing that’s called paralympics


16174

u/savevideo


FlamingCroatan

Sweet


bjayjenkins22

When you realize you're not the main character.


ronm4c

Well give yourself a hand!


Superb_Mistake

The psychological play from the lady in Orange tho. She kept her arm in close to hide the fact that her disabilities didn't include the range of motion of her elbow, allowing her opponent to greatly underestimate her reach


StepIntoMyOven_69

How does the one handed person serve the ball


knewtherapy2020

Mouth to paddle


BeepBoopAnv

“She fucking dove with two bad legs????”