Chinese Ping Pong Champion Gets Too Excited After Win So Jury Strip Him Of His £30K Prize

Serves him right for being so happy.

The ITTF World Title (International Table Tennis Federation for you saddos who’ve never heard of it) is a huge deal, and this dude — Zhang Jike of China — just won 7 straight games to claim it. So you’d forgive him for getting a little emotional and OTT in his celebration, right?

Wrong. The jury didn’t like his celebration and so stripped him of his £30,000 prize fund. How fucked up is that? Guy’s getting all fired up, bringing some excitement to the ping pong game and he’s punished for it.

Could be worse, I suppose. He could literally have killed himself mid-celebration like this Indian footballer.


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