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Frenchman David Poisson dies at 35 after training accident

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 French federation said they would soon give more details on the accident.

“Devastated by this news, Michel Vion, president, Fabien Saguez, national technical director and all of the sports and administrative staff of the federation, join the pain of his loved ones in these particularly difficult times,” read a statement.

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