David Poisson died Monday, November 13th during a fall in training in Canada according to the French Ski Federation.

This is terrible news for the French ski team just weeks before the next Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, which will take place in February 2018. The Blues have just lost one of their own. David Poisson died Monday, November 13th during a fall in training in Canada according to the French Ski Federation. Before the next tour in North America, Les Tricolores polished their preparations at the Canadian Nakiska station. The Federation did not elaborate on the circumstances of the accident, which cost David Poisson his life.

In a statement, the FFS shares its immense sadness : ” Devastated by this news, Michel Vion, President, Fabien Saguez, National Technical Director and all of the sports and administrative staff of the Federation, are associated with the pain of his loved ones in these particularly difficult times. “

It was aimed at the Olympics of Pyeongchang

Aged 35, David Poisson was one of the mainstays of the French downhill team. The Savoyard won a bronze medal at the Worlds in 2013 in Schladming, Austria. This season, he was aiming for a new Olympic qualification for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. In 2010, David Poisson finished 7th in Vancouver and in 2014 in Sochi he was 16th.