French great Poisson dead
FRENCH downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, has died after a training crash in Canada. He was 35.
The French Ski Federation said Poisson, who won the downhill bronze 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.