David Poisson, 35; downhill skier killed in crash
PARIS ( AP) — French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35.
The French Ski Federation said Poisson, who won the downhill bronze medal 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.
Poisson, a bulky racer with a broad smile nicknamed "Caillou" ("small stone"), was a popular figure on the World Cup circuit.