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Ping Pong

Air date: Fri., Aug. 12, 10:00 pm

 

Eight players whose cumulative age totals over 700 years compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. This film is an inspiring and unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.

 

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