Famous Olympic Medalist Dies in Horrific Training Accident

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November 16, 2017Nov 16, 2017

A famous Olympic medalist has died after a horrific training accident took his life. The French ski racer, David Poisson, has passed away while training in Canada.

French ski racer David Poisson, who died in a training crash on Monday, fell heavily after losing a ski and may have hit a tree, according to a statement issued by the French Ski Federation. Poisson was 35 years old at the time of his death.

He competed for France in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics and was training in Canada for the 2018 games. He was regarded as a “speed specialist” for his fast downhill ski racing abilities.

"According to the information currently available to the French Ski Federation, David Poisson reportedly dropped heavily after losing a ski during the shared training session with other nations that took place in Nakiska," the statement read. "David Poisson reportedly hit a tree after passing through the safety nets."

Fans and fellow athletes took to social media to express their condolences and share support for David’s family. Please join us in praying for all those close to David as they navigate this difficult time.

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