Xavi Torres was born without hands or feet, but that’s never kept him from swimming in the open ocean off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.

“Strangely enough, I don’t miss anything,” says Torres, a Paralympic swimmer. “You can’t miss something you’ve never had. I don’t feel disabled.”

At age 38, the three-time gold medalist competed for his 17th medal in London’s 2012 Paralympic Games in September. He finished 5th in the 150-meter individual medley-- a small hiccup in a celebrated 20-year career as one of the best paralympic swimmers Spain has ever produced.

This Storyhunter video is a shortened version of an unfinished, feature length documentary by Apasib Produccions Solidaries, which is still seeking funding.

Directed and edited by Paolo Bernardi
Directed by Juan Enrique Díaz
Filmed by Eduardo Biurrun
Executive Produced by Storyhunter

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