POWER IN EVERY GAME
CNN Interview: Nico's Inspiring Story
Powerade athlete Nico Calabria recently took time out of his travels in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to share his inspiring story with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. Nico, one of five amateur soccer players featured in Powerade’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign, was in Rio to witness the tournament action firsthand. The interview marked the culmination of a nearly year-long journey that began with the filming a TV commercial for Powerade, and also included a trip to Spain to meet his idol, Andrés Iniesta.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE LEG TO SCORE A GOAL
Playing for the U.S. National Soccer team and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro are two accomplishments you likely wouldn’t expect to find on a 19-year-old's resume; especially one who achieved both of those impressive feats with only one leg.But Nico Calabria, one of five amateur soccer players featured in Powerade’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign, is no stranger to exceeding society’s expectations. Born with one leg, Calabria’s perceived “disability” could have easily kept him on the sidelines if it weren’t