FIS responds to heartbreaking news of David Poisson's passing

13 November 2017 20:38
David Poisson in La Parva
David Poisson in La Parva -
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FIS extends its sincerest condolences to the teammates, friends, and loved ones of David Poisson, 35, a member of the French Alpine Ski Team who died accidentally on 13 November after a fall during downhill training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska.

According to the French Ski Federation, it seems that David Poisson crashed after losing a ski, went through the safety nets and hit a tree. Fabien Saguez, technical director of the FFS and David Chastan, head coach of the men's teams, are on their way to Canada to support the team and gather all information to determine the circumstances of the accident.

Poisson was a respected and accomplished athlete on the World Cup tour ever since his debut in 2004. He was a bronze medalist in downhill at the 2013 World Championships and a podium finisher at the Santa Caterina World Cup downhill in 2015. 

 

The official releases from the French Ski Federation (FFS) are available here (13.11) and here (14.11)