Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis: Fighting shadows

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Lithuania 15 Sep 2016 09:51

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis prepearing for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis prepearing for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In 2013, Osvaldas won the World Junior Judo Championship for Visually Impaired and participated in the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Games in Seoul. He took 5th place in Judo this week in Rio in his first ever Paralympics. 



“I really want to do something, to move. Sometimes, when I’m with my friends, I’ll do a summersault, a front flip, or just start jumping around. People may think I’m a bit weird but I just don’t want to sit in one place,” Osvaldas Bareikis, 23, talks calmly about movement, activity, and crazy physical sensations. It is not by accident that I use the word “calmly”. Either chatting or walking the tatami (special judo mat), even fighting, Osvaldas stays the same: calm. Even in the ten seconds his opponent takes to tackle him down seven times, he is calm. Osvaldas immediately stands up and grabs onto his opponents: shadows and silhouettes. Osvaldas’ sight is getting weaker everyday. He is partially blind...




 

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By Berta Tilmantaite
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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.