French Alpine team skier David Poisson has died following a crash during training at Nakiska, the French skiing federation said in a statement on Monday.
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.
“Devastated by this news, Michel Vion, president, Fabien Saguez, national technical director and all of the sports and administrative staff of the French federation, join the pain of his loved ones in these particularly difficult times.”
The French alpine ski team has been training at Nakiska ahead of the World Cup season, which is set to begin later in November at Lake Louise Ski Resort.
The French federation did not elaborate on the precise nature of the crash that led to Poisson’s death.
Our condolences to the family, friends and team members.