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Update: Auburn Star Gymnast Samantha Cerio Retires After Gruesome Injury

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Update: Auburn Star Gymnast Samantha Cerio Retires After Gruesome Injury

Update: Auburn Star Gymnast Samantha Cerio Retires After Gruesome Injury

Earlier this Monday morning we shared the shocking clip of Auburn University gymnast Samantha Cerio breaking both of her legs while performing a complicated floor routine at a competition.

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At the time, reports stated she was was recovering, but now the latest updates reveal that she has decided to officially retire from the sport. In a lengthy Instagram post Samantha Cerio told her fans,

“Friday night was my final night as a gymnast. After 18 years I am hanging up my grips and leaving the chalk behind,” Samantha Cerio wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Sunday. She added, “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.”

Before concluding Samantha said,

“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,” she added. “War Eagle Always.”

The 22-year-old senior had hoped to give a perfect performance at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La., to help the Auburn Tigers secure a spot in the NCAA’s region final. But unfortunately, after a tumbling pass she made a blind land — in what many have called the worst sports-related injury they have ever seen.

Despite that, Cerio still has great things to look forward to in the future. She is getting married in Alabama this June and will then head to Seattle to begin working for Boeing. 

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