Sunday 26 May 2013

The Moment Daniel Habesohn Stunned China

Daniel Habesohn created a reaction to be remembered, not just in the Bercy Arena, Paris, but around the world on the internet. How? Well he performed an amazing shot behind his back, against the Chinese and at the World Table Tennis Championships no less! Well I thought it would be a great idea to ask the question we all wanted to know, what was the moment like? I put the question to the man himself, did he plan the shot? How did it feel to pull it off? How did Ma Lin and Hao Shuai react?

Daniel Habesohn hits shot of the WTTC 2013
Image courtesy of ITTF

'I also want to know the thoughts of Ma Lin! :) I started moving across for my forehand and then it was already too late for me to have a chance to play a backhand, so I had chosen the behind the back shot because it was my only chance to hit the ball. And I did! :) So it was kind of a reflex. 

Sure it felt good because I saw the ball is on the table. Not just that, I hit it really good and the ball was fast and very long to the line so it was difficult for Hao Shuai to get the ball. The reaction of the spectators was great!' - Daniel Habesohn, Austria.

And of course here is the video of the amazing shot below!

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