Mind-bending table tennis rally lasts an astonishing 41 shots

Through the power of gravity and unbelievable hand-eye coordination comes this amazing 40-second-long rally at the Commonwealth Games between Nigeria’s Segun Toriola and Gao Ning of Singapore (foreground in video).

It’s a classic offense versus defense battle in the team semifinals that had to be quite a thrill for anyone who watched it live on Monday. 

Defense won the battle but Ning won the war as he prevailed in five sets over Toriola. Singapore went on to win the gold over England. 

Not since watching "Forrest Gump" have I wanted so badly to become really, really, ridiculously good at table tennis. 

[H/T Eye on Sports]