11/13/2017 10:03 EST | Updated 11/13/2017 10:42 EST

French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash

PARIS — The French skiing federation says downhiller David Poisson has died following a training crash in Canada.

The 35-year-old Poisson, who won a bronze medal in the downhill at the 2013 world championships, died on Friday. He was training in Nakiska, Alta., preparing for World Cup races in North America.

The French federation did not elaborate.