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Downhill skiier David Poisson killed in training crash

Downhill skiier David Poisson killed in training crash”

"Devastated by this news", the federation said in a statement, adding that it "shared the pain of (Poisson's) friends and family in these particularly hard moments".

French skier David Poisson, World Championships medalist, accidentally died in his training in a Canadian ski resort, French Skiing Federation (FSF) said on Monday. The federation did not elaborate.

France's sports minister, Laura Flessel, said on Twitter Poisson died "during a fall" while training in Canada.

Poisson was training with team-mates before World Cup events at Lake Louise on 25-26 November.

Poisson was also a two-time Olympian and competed at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver as well as in Sochi four years later.

He secured his only World Cup podium in 2015 when he came third in the Santa Caterina downhill in Italy.

It reads, "Alpine Canada wishes to extend its deepest condolences on the tragic death of French national team skier David Poisson".

American ski racer Steven Nyman tweeted: "My heart goes out to David Poisson's family, friends and teammates". "Eliminating risk entirely in downhill is impossible".



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