The best sportsman paralympic in Spain of all the times the majorcan swimmer Xavi Torres, will move this next Sunday, the 8th to the city of Valladolid where close to the rest of the Spanish selection of swimming paralímpica goes to ultimar details with a view to the close Paralympics Games that will be disputed in Athens The exact dates of these Paralympics are from September 17 to September 28. Xavi Torres has a quadruple amputation that has not prevented him from being, nevertheless, an authentic spectacle when he gets in the swimming pool.
The Majorcan is, no doubt, the sportsman with disability more rewarded of the history of the disabled sport in Spain. It is the swimming only one professional Spanish and Swimming belongs the Club Voltor Balear. He tells with sponsors as Illes Balears (that nowadays it(he,she) takes also a cycle professional equipment(team)) or Sand. Besides he is an out-standing lecturer and presenter of television. In fact, the 14th will take charge making come to the screens of television all the effects of the tests(proofs) of swimming of the Olympic Games across the chain Eurosport, which has possessed(relied on) his experience to comment on the technical aspects of this sport.
Xavi Torres will be in the locality of Valladolid until the 13th training in the facilities of the Center Rio Esgueva with others swimmers. Torres has an enviable results in swimming. It has been 12 times medalist in Paralympics, 11 times World Champion , 7 times Eurpean Champion, 89 times Spanish Champion (from 1989), he has at present 10 World Records, and a World spectacular Record within reach of few swimmers without disability; he swam of uninterrupted form for 24 hours a whole of 58.800 meters to establish a World unpublished Record up to the date (March 1, 2002).
Besides he goes unbeaten from September, 1992 in 150 m. IM his speciality. He has taken part and won in 34 Opens Internacionales. He has swum approximately 26.000 kilometres between trainings and competitions from 1988. In the year 2002 preparing his 24 hours there managed to swim a maximum of 20 daily km. On these 26.000 kilometres there would have met more of average turned to the circumference of the land swimming.
He is a member of the Committee Paralímpico Internacional, of the Spanish Federation of Sports of Handicapped persons and adviser of Depor’s Institute Besides it(he,she) has realized labors of technical direction and sports in his current club.
www.xavitorres.com is his web page where all his followers him) support and follow his competitions. This web has reached in a few dates 40.000 visits. He has been 314 times international and also he(she) is an excellent specialist in long distance races in open water. He is going to take part in Athens in 4 individual events to the wait of the confirmation of the components of the teams of relays
He is represented by the company Millenium Sport Management, which takes his image unitedly with that of athletes of the height of Yago Lamela, Niurka Montalvo, Glorie Alozie or the gymnast Elena Gómez between(among) others.
Places and dates of stage
From August 8 to August 13.
Residence and Swimming pool
Sport residence ” Rio Esgueva ”
Way of the Cemetery, s/n (Valladolid)
It is necessary to emphasize that negotiations exist with the representatives of the swimmer in order that, after the Paralympics Games, Xavi Torres does an attempt of World Record in someone of his specialities in swimming pool of 25 meters and the chosen city might be Soria. Up to the return of Xavi Torres’s Athens at the beginning of October it will not be possible confirm this attempt, though Torres he has showed supreme interest to confront this new challenge.