French down­hill skier David Pois­son dies in train­ing crash

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OBITUARIES -

French down­hiller David Pois­son died on Mon­day 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.

The fed­er­a­tion did not elab­o­rate.

Pois­son se­cured his only World Cup podium in 2015 when he came third in the Santa Ca­te­rina down­hill in Italy. He was fourth in the pres­ti­gious Kitzbue­hel down­hill in 2013.

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