Alain Calmat

Alain Calmat
Alain Calmat 1964.jpg
Alain Calmat at the 1964 World Championships
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born(1940-08-31) 31 August 1940 (age 77)
Paris, France
Former coachJacqueline Vaudecrane


Alain Calmat (given birth to 31 August 1940) is usually a French previous competitive physique skater, doctor, and politician. He’s the 1964 Olympic metallic medalist, the 1965 Globe champ, the 1962–1964 Western champion, as well as the 1958 & 1962–1965 French nationwide champion.


Calmat attended the Cours Hattemer, an exclusive school. He began skating at age nine. He earned the metallic medal in the French Number Skating Championships in 1954 and would continue to earn twelve medals at nationals before retiring: seven metallic and five yellow metal. He positioned 9th in the 1956 Winter season Olympics and earned the bronze medal in the 1958 Western Championships. In the 1960 Winter season Olympics, he shifted up to 6th place and earned the bronze medal in the 1960 Globe Championships.The next year, Calmat won the silver medal in the 1961 Western european Championships. He became Western champ for three consecutive years from 1962 to 1964. Throughout that period, Calmat was granted one bronze and two metallic medals at Worlds.In the 1964 Winter Olympics, Calmat earned the silver medal and continued to win his second consecutive silver medal at Worlds. He remained in one even more time of year and retired as the 1965 Globe champion.Calmat carried the torch and lit the Olympic fire in the 1968 Winter season Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Competitive highlights

International Event 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 Olympics 9th 6th 2nd Worlds 11th 9th 7th 9th 5th 7th 3rd * 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st Europeans 5th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd Universiade 1st Country wide French 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st * Championships terminated because of Sabena Trip 548 crash.

After skating

This portion of a biography of a full time income person will not include any references or sources. Make sure you help with the addition of reliable resources. Contentious materials about living individuals who is normally unsourced or badly sourced should be removed immediately. Discover resources: "Alain Calmat" – information · papers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2007)Calmat afterwards studied medication, and became a physician.A socialist, he were only available in a politics profession. He was minister of Youngsters Affairs and Sports activities between 1984 and 1986 when Laurent Fabius was perfect minister. He was elected deputy from the département of Cher from 1986 until 1993. In 1995, he became the mayor of Livry-Gargan. In 1997 he became a deputy in the French Country wide Assembly.Calmat was inducted in to the International Jewish Sports activities Hall of Popularity in 1987.

See also

Wikimedia Commons has press linked to Alain Calmat. Set of Olympic medalists in number skating Politics of France Set of select Jewish number skaters