Gymnastics deaths are rare, but previous disasters have prompted safety changes

Updated 6:50 PM ET, Wed November 13, 2019

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(CNN)In this sport, a tiny miscalculation can mean the difference between victory and catastrophe.

And as difficulty levels soar to new heights, so do the risks of serious injury.
When Melanie Coleman, a gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, died after falling off the uneven bars, veterans of the sport were stunned.