SCSU gymnast dies after training accident

NEW HAVEN — A college gymnast from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) has died following a training accident.

Officials at the university say 20-year-old Melanie Coleman died Sunday at Yale-New Haven Hospital, two days after suffering a spinal cord injury during practice.

University President Joe Bertolino called Coleman’s death a “tragic loss.”

She was a junior nursing student at the New Haven school.

22 comentarios:

Salem Reese
Salem Reese:
Oh my.. i’m so sorry. i also am a gymnast. this is so terrible. I’m speechless.
Dead Faces
Dead Faces:
Sad how she was doing something she loved
Return of the Mack
Return of the Mack:
Rest well honey love 😢
centenosparky
centenosparky:
I wonder how severe her SCI was. I suffered a SCI at the age of 11.
Autumnleaf2011
Autumnleaf2011:
What is with the go fund me when someone dies?
Kieran Kallechy
Kieran Kallechy:
RIP Melanie sucks to see you go so soon. My prayers are with her family and friends.
Nicoleee
Nicoleee:
Rip♥️
sboudreaux27
sboudreaux27:
RIP.
imogen october
imogen october:
rip
GYMNAST FACE
GYMNAST FACE:
I HAVE A SWEAT SHIRT
GYMNAST FACE
GYMNAST FACE:
I WENT TO NEW ERA
IrishPotato86
IrishPotato86:
Very sad.
sean kelly
sean kelly:
Uhhh anybody here seen Final Destination 5? The girls name that died on the uneven bars was also named Candace.
VI GS
VI GS:
Well, I've never personally met you melanie but on behalf of special warfare team 2, I offer my condolences to her family and her friends and if I could trade my life for hers I would in a heartbeat, but unfortunately i cannot. Rest in peace
Martina McGibbon
Martina McGibbon:
Rest in peace. Fly high. This is why I quit gymnastics and I just gave up, I found something else I long which is horse riding. I rode for about 2 year now.
Kenneth Szygiel
Kenneth Szygiel:
I went to school with Melanie from kindergarten through freshman year of high school. She was a good friend to me.
Angenet Chaskia
Angenet Chaskia:
So sorry to hear this...
David LeBlanc
David LeBlanc:
Ban those uneven ASSAULT BARS
sai76
sai76:
I guess we need tougher gymnastic laws.
Lily Barth
Lily Barth:
WHERE WAS THE SPOTTER?!
Géza Kovács
Géza Kovács:
A faszomon ugrált volna,most nem feküdne döglötten...
Uknown person from an another planet
Uknown person from an another planet:
I dont like todays gymnastics. It used to be beautiful. Now it sucks. Abuse, too difficult moves, the uneven bars are too wide. Bring back ballet and dance to the sport. Less difficulty, more dance. Even the leotards are not great. Its not a sport like it used to be. I wont raise my kid to be that. I let them be and do what they want.