Ski Racer David Poisson Killed in Training Accident

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 14th November 2017

The French ski racer David Poisson has died after a crash whilst training as the Canadian ski resort of Nakiska.

A statement from the International Ski Federation read,

“FIS extends its sincerest condolences to the teammates, friends, and loved ones of David Poisson, 35, a member of the French Alpine Ski Team who died accidentally on 13 November after a fall during downhill training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska.”

David Poisson was a member of the Peisey-Vallandry Ski Club and made his World Cup debut in 2004 and represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

He was a bronze medalist in downhill at the 2013 World Championships and a podium finisher at the Santa Caterina World Cup downhill in 2015.

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