Count Down to Sochi With Team Kellogg's
If you are a cereal addict, chances are you might have already met a few of the Paralympic athletes that will take center stage at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Kellogg’s has starting rolling out promotional materials featuring its sponsored team of Olympic legends and Olympic and Paralympic athletes aspiring to represent Team USA.
Meet some of the Paralympic athletes who are part of Team Kellogg’s:
Heath Calhoun – Paralympic Alpine Skiing
While serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2003, Calhoun lost his legs above the knee in combat. Although he initially used a wheelchair, Calhoun now uses prosthetic legs. While attending a winter sports clinic in Aspen, Colo., he attempted snow skiing and got his start on the slopes.
Amy Purdy – Paralympic Snowboarding
When Purdy was just 19 a severe bout of meningitis claimed both her legs. Today she is the number one–ranked U.S. adaptive snowboarder and was instrumental in the sport being included in the 2014 Paralympics.
Casey Tibbs – Paralympic Track & Field
Casey lost his right leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident in 2001. In 2004, Casey, who was a chief petty officer in the Navy, became the first U.S. active-duty military member to compete in the Paralympic Games, winning a gold medal in the 4x100 meter and a silver in the pentathlon. In 2008, he again won gold in the 4x100, as well as a bronze in the long jump.
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