INJURY: Sam Cerio, from Auburn University, will not be back on the carpet but will pursue a career as an engineer at Boeing
From Michael Stich’s ankle to Kevin Ware’s leg (university basketball), there are horrifying wounds that are unbearable to watch. That of Sam Cerio is sadly part of it: this American gymnast from Auburn University missed her reception this weekend, during a diagonal on the floor. Balance, local media : two broken legs and two dislocated joints with multiple broken ligaments.
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Aerospace Engineering Student
“Friday was my last night as a gymnast. After 18 years, I hang up the potholders and magnesia. Gymnastics helped make me the person I am today. She taught me work, humility, integrity and dedication. I did not think it would end like this but nothing ever happens as planned, “wrote the young woman on Instagram.
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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 💙🧡
The director of the LSU University, where the meeting was being held, paid him a visit to the hospital, paying tribute to a “very inspiring young woman “.
I had the opportunity to visit @AuburnGym’s @sam_cerio this weekend. What a wonderful, inspiring young lady. I have no doubt she will overcome this injury and go on to do amazing things. pic.twitter.com/K3l79QYNDZ
— F. King Alexander (@lsuprez) April 8, 2019