by Wade Townsend
Japan’s Ichiro “Ogi” Ogimura was a two time men’s singles World Champion during the 1950s and went on to become President of ITTF. If you’ve never seen Ogi in action, now’s your chance.
Such grace, such poise, such quads.
Not only was Ogi a table tennis legend, but he was also a Film Studies major at Nihon University.
The above film was produced by Ogi with Nihon University, and although it doesn’t quite posses the production values of modern cinema renditions of table tennis such as Balls of Fury, the film went on to win a silver medal at the Italian International Film Festival.