A horrifying video of a gymnast dislocating both her knees as she attempted a tumbling pass is now being circulated on the Internet.
Samantha Cerio, a 22-year-old senior from Auburn University in Alabama, US, ended her sports career after suffering the severe injury to her legs. Make no mistake though, she has been a gymnast for nearly two decades and has garnered tremendous experience in the gymnastics.
War eagle forever pic.twitter.com/T7I54Fvn5m
— sam_cerio (@sam_cerio) April 7, 2019
Sometimes things do not go according to plans, however. Samantha’s hard landing caused multiple ligament tears and her knees to dislocate.
Her coach, Jeff Graba said that he has never seen anything like what happened, in all the years of him coaching.
— Coach Jeff Graba (@CoachJeffGraba) April 8, 2019
Nevertheless, the gymnast has bright future as she already has a job lined-up for her with Boeing as a structural design analysis engineer on rockets, according to a report in CNN.
“I think if Sam wanted to coach, she would be a tremendous coach,” Coach Graba said, according to CNN. “However, I think Sam is so driven she most likely won’t stop pushing until she achieves her dreams in her aerospace engineering career.”
The college gymnast has accepted her fate in the sport and made an announcement on Instagram that she is retiring from gymnastics.
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Friday night was my final night as a gymnast. After 18 years I am hanging up my grips and leaving the chalk behind. I couldn’t be prouder of the person that gymnastics has made me to become. It’s taught me hard work, humility, integrity, and dedication, just to name a few. It’s given me challenges and road blocks that I would have never imagined that has tested who I am as a person. It may not have ended the way I had planned, but nothing ever goes as planned. Thank you Auburn family for giving me a home and a chance to continue doing the sport that will always be my first love. I am honored to have had the privilege to represent the navy and orange AU for the past 4 years with my team by my side. Thank you for letting me share my passion with you. Thank you for letting me be a part of something bigger than myself. War Eagle Always ??
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We wish Samantha a speedy recovery and all the best in her career as a rocket scientist!