10 Facts About Alain Calmat


Alain Calmat, was born on 31 August 1940 and is a French former competitive figure skater, surgeon, and politician.

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Alain Calmat won the silver medal at the French Figure Skating Championships in 1954 and would go on to win twelve medals at nationals before retiring: seven silver and five gold.

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Alain Calmat placed 9th at the 1956 Winter Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 1958 European Championships.

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Alain Calmat became European champion for three consecutive years from 1962 to 1964.

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At the 1964 Winter Olympics, Alain Calmat won the silver medal and went on to win his second consecutive silver medal at Worlds.

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Alain Calmat stayed in one more season and retired as the 1965 World champion.

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Alain Calmat carried the torch and lit the Olympic flame at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

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Alain Calmat was minister of Youth Affairs and Sports between 1984 and 1986 when Laurent Fabius was prime minister.

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Alain Calmat was elected deputy of the departement of Cher from 1986 until 1993.

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Alain Calmat was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

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