A Teenage magician names Leon Thompson entertained ping pong players at the world championships by carrying out a number of tricks.
The 16 year old student stunned everyone when he walked through a glass window at Alexandra Palace, wood green where the championship was held and now he is beginning to get the publicity he deserves having featured on sky sports.
Also he was labelled by Team GB Paralympic table tennis star David Wetherill as ‘the next big thing’. Also Derren Brown has also reached out labelling his video as ‘awesome’ on twitter.
So keep your eyes peeled for this amazing talent.
Estee Ackerman, from Long Island, New York aged 11 is from an orthodox Jewish background and as it is her religion she had to decline a table tennis match because the fixture landed on the day of the Sabbath which is far more important to her and her family and as a result she has been disqualified from the tournament.
in an interview she said this: “Of course I’m disappointed. I practised and trained for six months for this. Ping pong is important to me, but my religion of Judaism is also very important to me.”
Her father also fully supported her decision and said : “I believe everyone in life has certain things that they love to do, maybe they love to cook, they love to play golf, they love to work, but the Sabbath, unless you’re a doctor or a fireman – you have to save people’s lives – the Sabbath takes precedence over all these things.”