David Poisson (alpine skier)

David Poisson (31 March 1982 – 13 November 2017) was a French World Cup alpine ski racer, who specialized in the speed events. He made his World Cup debut in 2004.[1] Poisson represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver,[2][3] where he placed 7th in the downhill. At the 2013 World Championships, Poisson made his first podium in top-level competition, taking bronze in the downhill. In 2015, Poisson took his only World Cup podium in a downhill in Santa Caterina, finishing third.[1]

David Poisson
Alpine skier
Poisson02.jpg
David Poisson in February 2013
DisciplinesDownhill, super-G, combined
ClubSC Peisey Vallandry
Born(1982-03-31)31 March 1982
Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
Died13 November 2017(2017-11-13) (aged 35)
Nakiska, Alberta, Canada
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut14 February 2004 (age 21)
Websitedavidpoisson.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams4 – (2005, 2009, 2013, 2015)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 – (2005, 20072016)
Wins0
Podiums1
Overall titles0 – (11th in 2010)
Discipline titles0 – (5th in DH, 2013)

Poisson died in a crash during training in Canada, at Nakiska near Calgary, on 13 November 2017.[4] He caught an edge, went through the safety netting, and struck a tree.[5]

World Cup resultsEdit

Top ten finishesEdit

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2008 29 Feb 2008 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 10th
2009 24 Jan 2009 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 9th
2010 5 Dec 2009 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill 8th
29 Dec 2009 Bormio, Italy Downhill 4th
2012 3 Mar 2012 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 6th
2013 19 Jan 2013 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 9th
26 Jan 2013 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 4th
2015 21 Feb 2015 Saalbach, Austria Downhill 5th
2016 29 Dec 2015 Santa Caterina, Italy Downhill 3rd
16 Jan 2016 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 6th
23 Jan 2016 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 9th

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2004 21 140 54
2005 22 98 38 41
2006 23
2007 24 143 56 51
2008 25 72 38 24
2009 26 74 24
2010 27 66 20
2011 28 147 51
2012 29 75 27
2013 30 50 43 25
2014 31 82 51 31
2015 32 76 26
2016 33 56 19
2017 34 107 47 38

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 22 9 9
2007 24
2009 26 34 DNF
2011 28
2013 30 3
2015 32 14

Olympic results Olympic rings.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 27 DNF1 7
2014 31 17 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "French downhill skier David Poisson dies after training crash at Nakiska". CBC.ca. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "David Poisson, Alpine Skiing". Vancouver2010.com. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "David Poisson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ Inc., Midwest Communications. "Alpine skiing-Frenchman Poisson dies in training accident". 1450 99.7 WHTC. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  5. ^ "French Ski Federation says skier killed at Nakiska may have hit tree 'after going through the safety netting'". CBC. Associated Press. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ "POISSON David - Biographie". data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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