Austria's Viktoria Schwarz sleepwalks off balcony

Austrian canoeist Viktoria Schwarz will miss this month's European Championships in Moscow after suffering multiple fractures sleepwalking off a balcony.

Viktoria Schwarz had missed out on qualifying for the Olympics.   -  Getty Images

Austrian canoeist Viktoria Schwarz will miss this month's European Championships in Moscow after suffering multiple fractures sleepwalking off a balcony, a news report said on Thursday.

The 2011 double kayak world champion, who missed out on qualifying for the Rio Olympics, fell seven metres (23 feet) and fractured her left shoulder, nose and a heel bone.

"I had a hundred guardian angels," the 30-year-old told the website sportnet.at.

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