Veteran French skier killed in crash
(WPNS) — David Poisson, a popular French national ski team veteran and former Olympian, was killed Monday morning in a training crash near Calgary, Alberta.
Poisson, 35, was a World Cup bronze medalist in 2013 and competed in the Vancouver and Sochi Winter Olympics. Hoping to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games in February, he was training for World Cup races in North America in the resort of Nakiska and, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police, crashed through safety netting after catching an edge. He struck a tree and died at the scene.
Poisson is his country’s first alpine World Cup skiing death since Regine Cavagnoud was killed in a training accident in 2001.