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Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls during Australian show

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 00:31

Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls during Australian show, escapes serious injury, Australia media reports. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM.AU / NEWS.COM.AU~** NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Australian Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner was fitted with a head brace on Monday after fracturing a vertebra when she fell during an aerial routine with Cirque du Soleil in Brisbane. Skinner, 35, also broke her arm and briefly lost consciousness after falling during a hoop routine at least three metres off the ground on Sunday, her mother said. Anne Skinner told a Brisbane radio station that her daughter was fitted with a halo brace to keep her head and neck still. Lisa Skinner, who had toured previously with Cirque du Soleil, was a member of the Australian gymnastics team in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. She won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Sunday's performance was temporarily stopped as she was taken to hospital but later resumed.

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Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls during Australian show

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 00:31