US Gymnast who broke both legs announces she's retiring

scandal 09/04/2019

WARNING: This video contains graphic content.

No doubt, over the past couple of days, you've seen (or been atleast have been avoiding) the horrific video of an American gymnast from Auburn University who suffered an extreme leg injury during a routine.

After landing awkwardly, Samantha Cerio broke both her legs as well as dislocating both her knees.

Now, just days after the incident, Samantha has announced she's retiring from gymnastics.

"Friday night was my final night as a gymnast," she said. "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 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 have tested who I am as a person.

"It may not have ended the way I had planned, but nothing ever goes as planned."