Vicente Javier Torres Ramis

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Vicente Javier Torres Ramis
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1974-06-14) June 14, 1974 (age 40)
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Swimming (S5)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Torres and the second or maternal family name is Ramis.

Vicente Javier Torres Ramis (born June 14, 1974 in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands) is an S5 swimmer from Spain.

Personal[edit]

Torres was born June 14, 1974 in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands.[1] In May 2012, he was a presenter at the International Film Festival Maremostra Ocea.[2] In November 2013, he participated in a program run by the Programa ADOP Empleo to train Paralympic athletes in developing business communication and entrepreneurship skills.[3]

Swimming[edit]

Torres is an S5/SM4 swimmer from Spain.[1][4] He has held four world records in his classification.[5]

In 2010, Torres competed at the Tenerife International Open.[6] Before the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championship in the Netherlands, he went to a swimming camp with the national team that was part of the Paralympic High Performance Program (HARP Program).[7] Eindhoven, Netherlands hosted the 2010 World Swimming Championships at which he competed. He qualified for the 50 meter breaststroke finals after posting the eighth best qualifying time. He finished seventh overall.[8] In the 50 meter butterfly, he finished tenth after failing to qualify for the finals. He was one of four Spanish swimmers at the World Championships that were affiliated with CTEIB, an institute created by the Government of the Balearic Islands intended to provide an education to elite high-performance sportspeople.[8][9] He set a minimum Spanish qualifying time for the London Paralympic Games at the Son Hugo Municipal Swimming Pool in February 2012.[4][10] In May 2012, he trained in Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands.[5]

Paralympics[edit]

Torres competed at the 1996 Summer Paralympics, 2000 Summer Paralympics, 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics. In 1996, he won a gold medal in the 150 meter individual medley, a silver in the 4 x 50 meters 20 point freestyle relay and a bronze in the 4 x 50 meters 20 point medley relay. In 2000, he finished first in the 150 meter individual medley, in the 4 x 50 meters 20 point freestyle relay and in the 4 x 50 meters 20 point medley relay. In 2000, he won a bronze in the 50 meter breaststroke. In 2004, he won a silver in the 150 meter individual medley and a bronze in the 4 x 50 meters 20 point medley relay. In 2008, he won a silver medal in the 150 meter individual medley.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Presentan el II Campus José Duran" (in Spanish). Spain: Mallorca Confidencial. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jon santacana, david casinos y xavi torres, entre los paralímpicos que asistirán a una jornada para potenciar sus habilidades de comunicación" (in Spanish). lainformacion.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Lorena Homar y Xavier Torres consiguen las mĂnimas exigidas por el ComitĂŠ ParalĂmpico EspaĂąol." (in Spanish). Spain: dxtadaptado.com. 2012-02-14. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b . Reuters. Paralympic Swimmers Train in Spain - 16 May 2012 http://pictures.reuters.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=2C0408TS0W8AZ&PBC=:2C0408TS0W8AZ. Retrieved December 24, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España en el Open Internacional de Tenerife — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Quinta posición para Esther Morales y séptima para Xavi Torres en el Mundial de Natación Paralímpica | General" (in Spanish). Spain: Deporte Balear. 2013-12-01. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Informació" (in Spanish). Spain: Ies Cteib. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lorena Homar en "Punto de Acceso" | Ultima Hora Radio Mallorca". Ultimahorapuntoradio.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 

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