29. November 2016  
Brisbane, AUS  
Artistic Gymnastics

Olympian Lisa Skinner injured in fall during Cirque Du Soleil performance

Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner will be fitted with a halo brace on Monday after her fall on Sunday during a Cirque du Soleil performance. The 35-year-old Olympian from Brisbane is doing well but she has to wear the brace from six to 12 weeks.
Lisa Skinner was doing her aerial hoop solo act during Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza performance at Skygate when she fell. The audiences were shocked and the paramedics were called into the scene. The show stopped for a moment and resumed when Lisa was taken away.
Australien media reported, that Lisa was then rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital emergency room. According to her mother, Anne Skinner, the gymnast suffered a C1 fracture in her neck as well as a broken arm. “Today she is going to be fitted with what they call a halo brace to keep her head still … it will take about 6-12 weeks to heal. Her arms and legs work, which is the main thing, and she survived,” added Anne during an interview with River 94.9 on Monday. “She should recover but it will just be a long, hard road at this point.”