Former Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner had an horrible accident at Cirque du Soley, in Australia

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Skinner was a member of the Australian gymnastics team in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics  and won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.The performance on Sunday was temporarily halted. Lisa was taken to hospital in a stable condition. She fell from a ring suspended in the air. The accident happened in front of a packed crowd, It is not yet known how badly injured she is but there are fears she could have spinal injuries. After several hours of treatment, she became responsive. The Cirque Du Soleil features an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, magicians, singers, actors and artists, in a “acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power”. Ms Skinner has been performing in Cirque Soleil shows for 10 years. Prior to the accident, she was giving solo performances in aerial hoops on her tours.

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