A 16-year-old gymnast finished her performance over the weekend in a shocking fall, which she leaped off the balance beam and crashed onto her neck and head.
Morgan Hurd, a senior international elite and US national team member who won the all-around gold at the world championships last year in Montreal, fell from the beam when competing in the Pacific Rim Championships in Medellin, Colombia, on Saturday.
Her neck and head smashed violently on the ground. According to FloGymnastics, Morgan got back up hard and even stumbled off the mat after saluting.
Announced by USA Gymnastics on Twitter, Morgan saw the team doctor and continued to compete later while she told on social media the next day that she would be unable to finish the competition during the finals because of her fall.
The routine of her performance was "both a double layout and tucked double double"
USA Gymnastics confirmed later her post on Twitter saying, "Morgan Hurd has withdrawn from today's event finals as a precautionary measure after taking a fall on her balance beam dismount in yesterday's team and all-around competition."
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