Nov 6, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT
Spain’s Josep Anton Velazquez may not be an Olympian, but he’s one crafty table tennis player.
The International Table Tennis Federation chose Velazquez’s shot (video below) as its 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown winner on Wednesday.
Velazquez’s submission was declared the winner from more than 80 applicants, according to the ITTF.
A seven-day trip to Dubai for the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, Jan. 9-12, and a one-year sponsorship from STIGA Table Tennis.
- Misty May-Treanor competes for first time in 3 years, not a comeback 0
- Katinka Hosszu, Sarah Sjostrom break records; Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte make finals at World Championships 0
- Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m freestyle world record again 1
- Katie Ledecky, Sun Yang open quests for history with golds at World Championships 0
- Gwen Jorgensen, Sarah True make 2016 U.S. Olympic triathlon team 0
- USOC to talk with other three finalists to replace Boston 2024 Olympic bid 1
- World Swimming Championships women’s preview 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (60)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (47)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (39)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)