BRAD (left): The first time Brandon and I ever played Ping-Pong, we played each other. We both wanted to win, but only one person can. I think I won the first game.
BRANDON: Yeah, he was better than me at first. But now I kick his ass all the time.
BRAD: Sometimes. Whoever has a good day.
BRANDON: When we play table tennis, we're strangers. But he's the more ruthless.
BRAD: Yeah, I'm ruthless. I'm also higher ranked. I've beaten him in nine tournaments, he's beaten me in five.
BRANDON: I need to work on my backhand.
BRAD: People say we could be the Williams sisters of table tennis. We're twins. We're good in doubles. We want to be the best doubles players in the U.S.
BRANDON: I want to be just like them. Be famous, make lots of money, go places.
BRAD: We're from Bartica, Guyana. A lot of people play Ping-Pong there to keep their eyesight quick. The ball is very small.
BRANDON: We came to Canarsie in 2006, and we practice at the Brownsville Recreation Center. I won my first trophy in 2007. It's a big cup, and it looks great.
BRAD: I won mine two months after. Now we have a hundred trophies. My dad built a shelf for them, but it's running over, so he has to build the next one. It's in the hall so everybody can see when they come in.
Source Citation:"Ping-Pong-Ping-Pong; Brad and Brandon Belle are 14-year-old eighth-graders at I.S. 211 in Canarsie. They both dominated junior table-tennis tournaments last month and are training to make the 2012 Olympics.(Interview)(Brief article)." New York (April 13, 2009): NA. Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 26 Sept. 2009
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