Nothing Can Hold Back This One-Legged Sports Superstar

by
Lauren Burgoon
Nico Calabria, born with just one leg, proves a disability can't stop a champion.

What happens if you're born to play sports, but also born with just one leg? If you're Nico Calabria, you definitely don't let circumstances stand in the way.

Meet Calabria, whose disability couldn't quash his athleticism. From an early age Calabria, now 19, found ways to get in the game. He ice skates, shoots hoops, does gymnastics, plays baseball and basketball and more. 

But Nico isn't just goofing around on the playground. He became the youngest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on crutches and he's a powerhouse on the soccer field. Watch him not only surpass other players, but make amazing shots on goal for his varsity soccer team in Massachusetts.

Calabria is the real deal: He's going to represent the U.S. at the Amputee Football World Cup later this year, according to Stack.com.