Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Melanie Coleman who recently passed away.
The mother of Melanie Coleman said she was injured at a New Era Gymnastics in Hamden while she was training. She is a resident of Milford Connecticut.
The gymnastic student succumbed to her injuries at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Sunday.
SCSU’s Melanie Coleman had a terribly tragic accident while training her bars dismount and is in critical care. The Go Fund Me is linked here. https://t.co/FDxIsKZSs5
— The Gymternet (@thegymterdotnet) November 11, 2019
Such tragic news to hear that Melanie Coleman died from injuries sustained in training at college. My heart is absolutely aching for her family, friends and team mates. https://t.co/Mh84v1UFKP
— KT (@britishgymfan) November 11, 2019
Coleman was a former All State gymnast at Jonathan Law High School in Milford and was captain of the school’s gymnastics team. She was named a Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-American this year.
Melanie Coleman Cause of Death.
She died from a spinal cord injuries she sustained while training at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Southern Connecticut State University Athletics Mourns Passing Of Gymnast Melanie Coleman https://t.co/DrU1RylTKZ
— SCSU Athletics (@SCSU_Owls) November 11, 2019
There are no words to describe how horrific and heartbreaking the passing of Melanie Coleman is. It is a reminder of how dangerous a sport gymnastics is and of how much respect all gymnasts deserve. My thoughts are with her family and teammates. Rest in peace, Melanie.
— Perfect Ten Finale (@Perfect10Finale) November 11, 2019
I don’t know much about the SCSU gymnastics team nor did I know who Melanie Coleman was until tonight. Nevertheless I am heartbroken for her family, friends, and other loved ones. It’s such a terrible thing to lose someone so young. Wishing them comfort during this time❤️
— Em (@emwatchesgym) November 11, 2019
It is with sadness that I share with you the tragic passing of recent Jonathan Law alum, Melanie Coleman. We grieve as a community & mourn with her family. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers. Counseling support will be available to all of our students, staff, and alumni.
— Fran Thompson (@LawFran2015) November 11, 2019
I’ve been so unsettled about what happened to Melanie Coleman. Its everyone who’s ever been involved w/ gym’s worst fear, it can all too easily go so horrifically wrong. I hope that her family, & her team mates and coaches that actually witnessed the incident are able to heal ❤
— Lily Evans (@LilyEvans2002) November 11, 2019