15/9/2008 – Bejing 2008

saviSwimmer Xavi Torres has achieved 150 meters silver medal styles and 15, which puts him just one of the Spanish record, held by the blind athlete Puri Santamarta.

At 34, Torres, who suffered amputations on all four limbs, has confessed that “this morning I saw very complicated because Miguel (Luque) was very good, Japan has to win the 50 meter breaststroke and I had a terrible fear the 50 breaststroke, where I recovered distance. ”

The Spaniard said: “I’ve been aware of the test at all times. I knew that gold was unreachable, but wantedthe money and I left my life.”

Torres expressed his satisfaction with the goal achieved and because, moreover, stressed that his two companions on the podium almost added his own age: Leslie is 18 and Suzuki, 21. “It is fortunate for me to compete with them. Come to my fifth game and return with a medal is something priceless,” he said.

In his opinion, the Spanish team has been swimming in the Beijing Games “the best performance in many years.”

The athlete with a disability, you can achieve if you win 16 medals in the relay, but prefers not to think about it. “I just think of the test points and if we, as well.

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Looking back: Torres win 150 & 200 IM

xaviThe incombustible Majorcan swimmer, Xavi Torres, continues harvesting international successes for the adapted Spanish swimming and in the GERMAN OPEN that one has come celebrating from Thursday in Berlin he has obtained three golden medals and one of silver in four of five races in which he has competed.

200 m. IM open has been where better yield has had the inhabitant of the Balearic Islands, who remained to 1 second of beating the world record time, with a mark of 3.36.16. In 150 m. IM open with 2.46.23 and in 100 m. Butterfly class 5 also has raised with the victory whereas in them 50m. Back class 5 has obtained the medal of silver.

Also he has tried in a slightly habitual race for Torres, 800 m. Free, obtaining 14 position with 14.14.53.

It is necessary to emphasize that in the races OPEN, there compete together all the classes in which the disabilities are divided, for what Xavi Torres has conquered swimmers of top classes, due to a system of punctuations, having in he counts the class to which the swimmer should concern.

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20/12/2005 – Clodoaldo Silva defeats Xavi Torres in the international challenge of swimming of Sao Paulo

xaviThe Brazilian swimmer Clodoaldo Silva chosen by the Committee the best sports masculine Paralímpico Internacional of 2004, defeated with clarity to the Spanish Xavier Torres in the international challenge of 150 meters IM that both disputed in the locality carioca of Sao Paulo. This challenge was parallel to the sixth and last stage of the Circuit of Lotteries Caixa Brasil Paralímpico, which assembled the best athletes and swimmers of this country in six events and in different cities.
Silva and Torres jumped to the swimming pool of the Sports Set Constancio Vaz Guimaraes, in Sao Paulo, at 10:00 of Brazil (14:00 of Spain). During the event, the born swimmer in Natal imposed his(her,your) power of arm-stroke on the sports inhabitant of the Balearic Islands, who came in a low moment of form. Ultimately, Silva stopped the crono in 2 ‘ 42 ” 18, while Torres did 2 ‘ 52 ” 36.

Circuit Lotteries Caixa Paraolímpico of swimming comes to his( sixth and last stage next weekend, the 16th and 17th of December.

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26/6/2005 – Torres win 150&200IM

The incombustible Majorcan swimmer, Xavi Torres, continues harvesting international successes for the adapted Spanish swimming and in the GERMAN OPEN that one has come celebrating from Thursday in Berlin he has obtained three golden medals and one of silver in four of five races in which he has competed.

200 m. IM open has been where better yield has had the inhabitant of the Balearic Islands, who remained to 1 second of beating the world record time, with a mark of 3.36.16.

In 150 m. IM open with 2.46.23 and in 100 m. Butterfly class 5 also has raised with the victory whereas in them 50m. Back class 5 has obtained the medal of silver.

Also he has tried in a slightly habitual race for Torres, 800 m. Free, obtaining 14 position with 14.14.53.

It is necessary to emphasize that in the races OPEN, there compete together all the classes in which the disabilities are divided, for what Xavi Torres has conquered swimmers of top classes, due to a system of punctuations, having in he counts the class to which the swimmer should concern.

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1/6/2005 – 3 golds in Belgium

Performance distinguished from the representatives of the C.N. VOLTOR HABITANT OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS, Xavi Torres and Jesus Collado, in the Open of Belgium of Adapted Swimming that has been celebrated this weekend in Seraing’s locality.

Xavi Torres it was imposed brillantemente in 50 m. Fathom for 12 hundredth to the Olympic Champion, the Spanish Michael Luque with a crono of 55.10. In 50 m. Back raised with the gold with 47.39. In the 150 m. IM he was first, in spite of an affection gripal with 2.47.34. To finish he obtained the silver with the relay of 4×50 free.

On his part Jesus Collado was first in 100 free with 1.01.35 and the passport to take part in the Games of the Mediterranean that will celebrate the Almeria next July. In another race in which he took part, 100 m. Back was second.

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12/5/2005 – Xavi Torres in the World Cup

The Club Swimming Voltor of Palma, will be represented by two swimmers in the World Cup, Xavi Torres and Jesus Collado. Xavi Torres, that is in a good moment of form, after obtaining last weekend 5 medals in the British Open confronts the World Cup with a lot of illusion and desire of queen wins in his race, 150 m medley, and to try to take from him the thorn of the Olimpic Games of Athens, where it was a silver.

On his part, Vanesa Capó will be the feminine representative of Balearics. The complete list of the Spanish selection is the following one:
Amaia Zuazua and Sonia García (S3) will swim 50 meters back; Vanessa Capó (S6), Jesus Collado (S9) and Javier Goñi and Michael Deniz (S11) will do the own thing in 100 back Teresa Perales (SB4) will be in 100 breast, David Levecq (S10) will swim 100 butterfly and Xavier Torres and Michael Luque (SM4) they will compete in 150 medley.

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6/3/2005 – Xavi Torres wins in 2 races in the Autonomic Champs of Valencia and prepares the Dannish Open

Paralympic Xavi Torres (CN Voltor Balear) did the swimmer with the victory in 2 races and achieved the second during the dispute of the past Open of Adapted Swimming that has been celebrated in the swimming pool of 25 meters of Onda (Castellón).

The Majorcan was raising with the first position in 150 styles with a time of 2,41,30 (slightly more to the realized one last week in Badalona) and also he was winning in 100 free with 1,34,13. In 50 breast Torres put in squeezes the current paralympic champion in the distance, also Spanish Michael Luque (CN Barcelona) that inhabitant of the Balearic Islands conquered in extremis to the representative fulfilling 53,69 for 54,43 of Xavi Torres that was finally second.

Torres supported the first position during most of the race) but Luque was too tight in the last meters to take the golden medal to him.

The Majorcan returns today on Sunday to Palma where he will remain until Wednesday when he will travel route London to Esbjerg (Denmark) where there will take place the Danish Swimming Open in swimming pool of 50 meters. Torres has wanted to be proved to the maximum and he will be present several races: 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 free, 150 medley, 50 breast 50 back and 100 breast Open

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25/2/2005 – Xavi Torres returns to compete after Athens

The swimming Majorcan Xavi Torres (CN Voltor Balear) returns this next weekend to the competition after a few months without taking part in any test. The last appearance of Torres was in Athens where it was done by a silver and a bronze and to raise to fourteen the metals paralímpicos achieved in his sports career. It will be this Saturday and Sunday in Badalona’s Barcelonian locality where Xavi Torres returns to throw to the water in one of the tests puntuables for the Catalan League.

He is foreseen that Torres swims 200 m. Free, 200 m. medley and 150 m. medley in this competition that will use as test with a view to the tightest calendar of competitions that will have his continuity in Onda (Castellón) the following weekend and in Esbjerg (Denmark) from March 11 to March 13.

Later Xavi Torres will center with the national equipment(team) in the last week of March, to prepare the Championship of Winter Spain in Cadiz and, overcoat, the tour of May that the Open Británico includes in Sheffield (May 6 to May 8), the Glass of the World of Manchester (May 11 to May 14) and the Opened one of Belgium (from May 21 to May 23). The Glass of the World will be this year the maximum competition that the Majorcan one will dispute this season and will be one of five Spanish who will be present in this appointment in which it(he,she) will wallow only 150 m. medley.

Later in June, Torres he(she) will travel to the Czech Republic in the first week and to Berlin (in the last week) to complete the season in Cordova disputing the Championship of Summer Spain.

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10/8/2004 – Xavi Torres train in Valladolid for the Games

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
Dates:
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.

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22/3/2004 – 3 victories for Xavi Torres in the Catalonian Championship

It finalized the participation of the Majorcan swimmers in the course of the weekend so much in Barcelona as in Lion.  In the Championship of Catalonia of Swimming Adapted Xavi Torres achieved the victory in 150 medley with a marks of 2.45.34, marks superior to which carried out some days ago to be classified for the Play of Athens, and besides conquered with authority in 50 butterfly with 47.12 followed in both tests of the from barcelona one Miguel Luque.  These next days will be of rest for Torres that will initiate in brief the second one macrociclo from the season with a view to the Greek appointment; in this period the champion paralímpico will swim the Championship of Spain (April, Sabadell), Trophy San Jorge (April, Zaragoza), British Open (May, England), Open Aleman (May, Berlin) and from the principle of the summer will attend the concentrations planned with the national team.

The representation to shoot in this Championship of Catalonia was completed with the participation of Vanesa Capó that vencio in 100 back and in 50 and 100 free, you test in which is working harshly to achieve the classification for Athens.  Aina Ginard achieved its better one marks of the season in 150 medley to be the winner; this nadadora is to expenses of the seleccionadores in view to be able to enter the national team paralímpico and to be presents like component of the team of changeovers of 4×50 medley in the Paralympics.

Finally, Juan Diego Gil (CN Volto) carried out 58.71 in 100 free to conquer in the Championship of Spain of Swimming of Blind that was disputed in Lion and also, al the same as Torres, will initiate from now the second splits of a long season that will close in Athens to ends of September

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