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Girl on rise as table tennis player

By Agence France-Presse in Baquba, Iraq ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-03-14 08:08:15

12-year-old hurt in roadside bombing now a star winning championships and earning medals

Twelve-year-old Iraqi Nejla Imad holds a white table tennis ball against her bat with her thumb, flicks it into the air and sends it bouncing over the net.

She does this with her left hand while sitting in a wheelchair: Imad, like tens of thousands of Iraqis, is a victim of the bombs that have terrorized the country for well over a decade.

Girl on rise as table tennis player

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