College Gymnast Dies After Falling From Uneven Parallel Bars During Practice

The Daily Caller | 11/11/2019 | Staff
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Melanie Coleman, an accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, passed away Sunday as the result of a fall from the uneven parallel bars.

Coleman, 20, was rushed to Yale-New Haven hospital after she fell during training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden, Connecticut. According to reports, she suffered an injury to her spinal cord.

SCSU - Tribute - Coleman - Monday - Afternoon

SCSU posted a tribute to Coleman on Monday afternoon after learning that she had passed.

“Southern Connecticut State University Athletics is saddened to learn of the passing of gymnastics student-athlete Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Conn. Coleman passed on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 after sustaining an injury during training on Friday, Nov. 8,” the caption read.

Caption - Call - Donations - Support - Coleman

The caption included a call for donations and support for the Coleman family and concluded, “#AlwaysAnOwl #AlwaysFamily.”

Susan Coleman told reporters that her...
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