French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash at Nakiska

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

French skier David Poisson, World Championships medalist, accidentally died in his training in a Canadian ski resort, French Skiing Federation (FSF) said on Monday.

"Devastated by this news", the statement said. David Fish and its partners in the group velocity of the France team preparing for a few days at Nakiska in view of the speed events (downhill and super-G) in Lake Louise (Canada), counting for the world Cup and scheduled on November 25 and 26.

Poisson took bronze in the 2013 World Championships in Schladming in Austria, making his first podium.

The French Ski Federation said Poisson, who won the downhill bronze medal at the 2013 worlds, was training in the Canadian resort of Nakiska for World Cup races in North America.

Poisson was also a two-time Olympian and competed at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver as well as in Sochi four years later.

"Michel Vion, president, Fabien Saguez, national technical director and all of the sports and administrative staff of the Federation, join the pain of his loved ones in these particularly hard times".

Poisson, a bulky racer with a broad smile nicknamed "Caillou" ("small stone"), was a popular figure on the World Cup circuit. "So sad. I can't believe it".

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