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A paralympic swimmer prepares to defend his world records

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Paralympic swimmer Xavi Torres, 37, of Spain carries his orthopaedic legs after a training session on the Balearic island of Palma de Mallorca on May 15. This summer, Torres, who has previously won 16 paralympic medals, will participate in his sixth paralympic games. He currently owns four world swimming records in different categories.

Enrique Calvo / Reuters

Paralympic swimmer, Xavi Torres, 37, of Spain attends a training session on the Balearic island of Palma de Mallorca on May 15.

Enrique Calvo / Reuters

Paralympic swimmer Xavi Torres, 37, of Spain stretches before a training session on the Balearic island of Palma de Mallorca on May 15.