Sport French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash

19:08  14 november  2017
19:08  14 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash

  French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash French downhiller David Poisson died on Monday following a training crash in Canada.The French skiing federationPARIS (AP) -- French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35.

The French skiing federation says downhiller David Poisson has died following a training crash in Canada.

French skier David Poisson , a downhill bronze medallist at the 2013 world championships, was killed during a training accident in Canada on Monday, the French ski federation announced. 22:20 AFP. French skier Poisson dies in training crash .

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, France's David Poisson celebrates his third place after completing a men's World Cup downhill in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. French downhiller David Poisson died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 following a training crash in Canada. The French skiing federation said in a statement that the 35-year-old Poisson, who won a bronze medal in the downhill at the 2013 world championships, was training in the Canadian resort of Nakiska for World Cup races in North America. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, France's David Poisson celebrates his third place after completing a men's World Cup downhill in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. French downhiller David Poisson died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 following a training crash in Canada. The French skiing federation said in a statement that the 35-year-old Poisson, who won a bronze medal in the downhill at the 2013 world championships, was training in the Canadian resort of Nakiska for World Cup races in North America. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)

PARIS (AP) -- French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35.

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PARIS — French downhill skier David Poisson , a former medallist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35.

The French Ski Federation said Poisson , who won the downhill bronze medal at the 2013 worlds, was training in the Alberta RCMP said in a release that the French skier had died "as a result of injuries received after the skier caught an edge and crashed through the safety netting striking a tree."

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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. The federation did not elaborate.

French sports minister Laura Flessel expressed her "sadness" and said she will look carefully into the circumstances of the crash.

Poisson, a bulky racer with a broad smile nicknamed "Caillou" ("small stone"), was a popular figure on the World Cup circuit.

He secured his only World Cup podium in 2015 when he came third in the Santa Caterina downhill in Italy, and was fourth in the prestigious Kitzbuehel downhill in 2013. He also competed in the last Winter Olympics, and hoped to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games.

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Lyon (AFP) - French skier David Poisson , a downhill bronze medallist at the 2013 world championships, was killed during a training accident in Canada on Monday, the French ski federation announced.

(Gabriele Facciotti/The Associated Press). French downhill skier David Poisson has died following a training crash at Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta, the French skiing federation said Monday.

The International Ski Federation expressed its condolences to Poisson's family and friends in a statement, praising "a respected and accomplished athlete on the World Cup tour ever since his debut in 2004."

American ski racer Steven Nyman tweeted: "My heart goes out to David Poisson's family, friends and teammates. He was a good man, a beast and a friend. I will miss him. The whole World Cup Tour will miss him."

Poisson's death came 16 years after super-G world champion Regine Cavagnoud, a prominent French skier, died in Austria from brain injuries following a collision in training.

"There is no word for that," former French downhiller Luc Alphand told L'Equipe newspaper. "Eliminating risk entirely in downhill is impossible."


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