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Frenchman Poisson dies in training accident

PARIS- French Alpine skier David Poisson has died following a crash during training at the Canadian resort of 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.

The International Ski Federation said in a statement: “FIS extends its sincerest condolences to the team mates, friends, and loved ones of David Poisson… who died accidentally … after a fall during downhill training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska.”

The French federation said it would release more details on the accident in due course.
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(Julien Preto)