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31 Awkward But Impressive Pictures That Will Completely Change The Way You Feel About Olympic Table Tennis

This isn't your grandmother's musty basement ping pong table.

1. I think it's safe to say that most people don't think of table tennis as one of the most extreme sports of the Olympics.

Two opponents during a table tennis match

2. Well, they're wrong.

An athlete super focused on the ball

3. The pictures coming out of Tokyo are next level.

4. The speeding balls.

A table tennis ball extremely close to an athletes face

5. The extreme cool and control.

6. The focus.

7. The determination.

8. The Criss Angel Mindfreak level of it all.

A Guyanese athlete staring intently at the ball as she takes a shot

9. This isn't ping pong in your friend's dusty-ass garage.

10. This is life or death.

11. You're either in or you're out!

12. The split-second decisions.

13. The huge regret.

An athlete hits a shot into the net

14. This sorcery of it all.

An athlete with their arm extended as they prepare to hit a shot

15. The power this has.

16. The strength.

17. This is Dua Lipa "Levitating."

18. ~You want me, I want you, baby~

19. ~My sugarboo, I'm levitating~

20. Like, this moment happened in a millisecond.

An athlete looks up at the ball

21. A millisecond!

22. No cheek is free from danger.

A tennis ball nearly hits an athlete on the check

23. No forehead safe.

24. Right in the schnoz!

25. That's gonna leave a bruise.

26. Ouch.

27. Tongues wagging in the air.

28. It's almost delicious.

29. Also, I'd probably shit my pants if one of these guys served it at me.

An athlete with an intense stare on their face

30. Like, this guy could knock me out with that thing.

31. Bye!