Insane Table-Tennis Shot

A Cornish Paralympian who became one of the stars of the games after making a stunning table tennis shot, today described his new found fame - after the clip was viewed by more than three million people. 

David Wetherill pulled off an outrageous diving forehand winner in the ExCel arena on Friday. 

A clip of the shot - made against German opponent Thomasz Kusiak - was later posted online. It has since gone viral and has attracted more than three million views.

After going behind in the match, Wetherill leapt to his right to play a deadly cross-court forearm winner, sending himself and his crutch tumbling to the floor while his stunned opponent looked on. 




Wetherill's disappointment at missing out on a place in the quarter finals after his eventual defeat to Kusiak has been tempered by the euphoria surrounding the shot. 

The 22 year old from Torpoint in Cornwall and who plays for Woolwell Table Tennis Club in Plymouth, Devon, said he was astounded by the amount of coverage his shot has received. 

Wetherill said he hopes to trade the internet success for a medal at the next Games, in Brazil in 2016.

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