French Alpine skier David Poisson has died following a crash during training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska, the French skiing federation said yesterday.
Poisson, 35, won the bronze medal in the downhill at the world championships in 2013. A specialist in speed events, he finished seventh in the downhill event at the 2010 Olympics. He also took part in the 2014 Games. The International Ski Federation said in a statement: ‘‘FIS extends its sincerest condolences to the team-mates, friends and loved ones of David Poisson . . . who died accidentally . . . after a fall during downhill training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska.’’