Edgaras Matakas. A Never-ending Dream

A 17-year-old swimmer Edgaras Matakas dives into complete darkness. Edgaras has not been able to see since he was 15 years old. He was the only disabled swimmer in the national team of Lithuania of the 2016 Paralympics.

As it was planned, in Rio Edgaras took part in 50, 100 and 400 meters swimming distances. He was eight in the 400-meter final (5.30’66 min.), tenth in the 100 meters (1.06’09 min.) and eleventh in the 50 meters (27.86 seconds and Lithuanian record).

His coach Ramūnas Leonas claims that Edgaras is still young enough to compete at least at three Paralympic Games.

The whole story about Edgaras is a part of our multimedia project "Will to Win.

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