Joseph Muscat Seriously Gets Into Table Tennis Match With Athletes At Special Olympics In Abu Dhabi

Look at that attempted topspin!

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Maltese athletes are in Abu Dhabi competing in the 2019 Special Olympics and making us proud - and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat visited them to test their skills, specifically, to see how hard they go in table tennis.

In a video uploaded by TVM, the Prime Minister competes against a Maltese athlete, Warren Schembri, who is competing in the tournament later today. However, he does not go easy on Warren, throwing in some swift hits and even attempting a topspin to win the game.

However, the Maltese athlete stood firm and withstood all of Joseph Muscat's attacks, before finally getting a ball past him, as the crowd erupts into clapping and laughter.

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The wholesome scene will surely give the Maltese athletes in Abu Dhabi a nice boost of morale, knowing their Prime Minister is there with them, both in spirit, as well as in racket.

Speaking of rackets: Joseph Muscat took to Twitter this morning to casually swag on everyone, saying a racket the Maltese contingent were using was given to him by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.

What do you think of the Prime Minister's ball game?

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Johnathan Cilia

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