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Xavier Torres

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S5, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Palma de Mallorca, ESP
Occupation
Media Professional, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish
Higher education
Teaching - Universitat Illes Balears: Palma de Mallorca, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 13 at the Son Moix Sport Complex in Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Why this sport?
For therapy and rehabilitation.

International debut

Year
1991
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Xavi. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Watching television, video editing, having fun with friends. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Swimming 24 hours without stopping in 2002. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has a congenital amputation of his arms and legs. (xavitorres.com, 27 Jul 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from swimming in 2014. (thewangconnection.com, 29 Oct 2014)

ADAPTED SWIMMING WEBSITE
In 2009 he launched paralylmpicswimming.com, an online magazine to promote adapted swimming. (paralympicswimming.com, 27 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 15
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 9
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2