Ski­ing fa­tal­ity

Marlborough Express - - SPORT -

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.’’

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