This hilariously creative table tennis match between Chuang Chih-Yuan and Jean-Michel Saive shows two athletes at the top of their game having a good time. Instead of taking the game seriously, the two fully grown men decide instead to mess about like two unruly boys having a bit of a laugh together. The most appealing part of this video is that even while messing around, these two highly skilled athletes manage to continue the game throughout all their antics, much to the delight of both the audience and judges.
Both athletes were born into table-tennis playing families, to parents who competed at an international level. Chuang was born in China and Saive in Belgian, but although they were raised in distinctively different worlds, when the two start to lark about, it’s as though two old childhood friends have reconnected and are having the time of their lives.