Matt Syed and Jean Philippe Gatien at the Launch of Ping! at St Pancras in 2010

Matthew Syed talks about his beginnings in the game and how he developed into an Olympic athlete before he reached the pinnacle at the 1992 Barcelona and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The video is part of the BBC’s ‘Get Involved’ programme where today they highlight table tennis as they move through each Olympic sport.

To watch the video, click the link below.

BBC Get Involved: Table tennis