China table tennis great Ma Long has won almost every challenge he has come up against. The former world No 1 – he held that position for a total of 64 months – has won multiple Olympic gold medals and has dominated the world championships in recent years as one of the greatest players to have held a bat. He was given a different challenge when the sport’s governing body, the ITTF, asked him to perform a trickshot challenge in front of a film crew for a video to promote the forthcoming world championships in Budapest that begins on Sunday. Among his challenges, he was asked to smash an egg with a ping pong ball from three metres out. How many shots did he need to complete the feat? His first five shots were off target but he was getting close. += The 'Egg Shot' is Ma Long's #TATATrickshot no. 2! #ITTFWorlds2019 pic.twitter.com/1KKHKWEJjB — ITTF World (@ittfworld) April 17, 2019 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> He then picked up several more ping pong balls to begin his quest again and after missing six times in a row, Ma finally cracked it – so to speak – with an accurate effort. Ma looked relieved, laughing for a while before flexing his arms. Mission completed! China ‘dragon’ Ma Long breathes fire again with record 27th tour title and is ready to prove too hot at the Tokyo Olympics Ma, the men’s singles and team champion at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2012 London Games team champion, is also seen in another promotional video where he shows off his skills on the table facing other objects such as candles and cups while using a frying pan as a bat. After a seven-month battle with injury, Ma reigned supreme in Doha three weeks ago with a record-equalling 27th world tour title at the Qatar Open where he defeated countryman Lin Gaoyuan in the final. The China team captain is leading his country at the world championships. China has sent seven players to Budapest and Ma will be seeking his third title in a row after clinching back-to-back championships in Suzhou (2015) and Düsseldorf (2017).