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Alain Calmat

Full name: Alain Calmat
Gender: Male
Born: August 31, 1940 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: La Glace Club Paris
Country: FRA France
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A true prodigy, Alain Calmat first started competing at 9-years-old, and appeared at the 1954 World Championships when he was only 13. A three-time Olympian, he improved each time, placing ninth in 1956, sixth in 1960, and winning a silver medal in 1964 behind Manfred Schnelldorfer. Calmat competed as an amateur for one more year after the Innsbruck Olympics, winning the 1965 World Championships, after having been runner-up in 1963-64 and third in 1960 and 1962. Calmat was European Champion for three straight years, 1962-64, also winning silvers in 1961 and 1965, and a bronze in 1958. He was a five-time French champion, winning the title in 1958 and 1962-65. Although he did not compete at the 1968 Winter Olympics, he was chosen to light the Olympic Flame as the final torch bearer during the Opening Ceremony.

Calmat later studied medicine and became a surgeon, serving as chief of abdominal surgery at Montfermeil, but he is best known in later life for his political career. Calmat was a socialist who became minister of Youth Affairs and Sports from 1984-86. He was elected deputy of the Cher Department from 1986-93, and in 1995 became mayor of Livry-Gargan, while in 1997 he was elected as a deputy of the French National Assembly, serving through 2002. He was then re-elected as mayor of Livry-Gargan, serving from 2001-08.

Calmat has received numerous awards for his sports, medical, and political careers. In 1967 he was made a chevalier of the légion d’honneur, becoming an officer of the légion d’honneur in 1984. In 1976 he was given the gold medal for Youth and Sports, and that same year was made a commander in the National Order of Merit. He was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Men's Singles France FRA 9
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Men's Singles France FRA 6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Men's Singles France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O CFP FSP FSS TOOM AI TM
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings 9 7×9+ 77.0 1,335.19
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #1 6 149.43 6.0 85.8 63.63
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #2 10 150.34 10.0 88.6 61.74
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #3 9 143.27 9.0 87.2 56.07
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #4 10 148.83 10.0 85.2 63.63
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #5 7 152.78 7.0 86.0 66.78
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #6 9 147.11 9.0 86.0 61.11
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #7 9 146.00 9.0 83.0 63.00
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #8 9 146.01 9.0 84.9 61.11
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #9 8 151.42 8.0 85.9 65.52
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures 8 9×8+ 67.0 772.6
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #1 6 85.8 6.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #2 8 88.6 8.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #3 7 87.2 7.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #4 8 85.2 8.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #5 7 86.0 7.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #6 7 86.0 7.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #7 8 83.0 8.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #8 8 84.9 8.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #9 8 85.9 8.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating 9 5×9+ 89.0 562.59
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #1 8 63.63 8.0 10.1
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #2 12 61.74 12.0 9.8
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #3 12 56.07 12.0 8.9
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #4 11T 63.63 11.5 10.1
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #5 8 66.78 8.0 10.6
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #6 10T 61.11 10.5 9.7
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #7 9 63.00 9.0 10.0
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #8 9 61.11 9.0 9.7
1956 Winter 15 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #9 9 65.52 9.0 10.4
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings 6 7×6+ 54.0 1,340.3 40.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #1 6 146.9 6.0 81.4 65.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #2 6 147.0 6.0 80.3 66.7
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #3 6 152.2 6.0 83.6 68.6
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #4 5 154.0 5.0 84.1 69.9
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #5 6 149.0 6.0 80.4 68.6
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #6 6 146.4 6.0 75.9 70.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #7 7 146.8 7.0 79.4 67.4
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #8 5 151.1 5.0 81.2 69.9
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #9 7 146.9 7.0 78.9 68.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures 8 8×8+ 69.5 725.2 60.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #1 7 81.4 7.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #2 8 80.3 8.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #3 7T 83.6 7.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #4 6 84.1 6.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #5 9 80.4 9.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #6 8 75.9 8.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #7 8 79.4 8.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #8 8 81.2 8.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #9 8 78.9 8.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating 6 7×6+ 51.0 615.1 36.0
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #1 8 65.5 8.0 10.4 5.2 5.2
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #2 6 66.7 6.0 10.6 5.3 5.3
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #3 6 68.6 6.0 10.9 5.4 5.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #4 4 69.9 4.0 11.1 5.6 5.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #5 6 68.6 6.0 10.9 5.5 5.4
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #6 4 70.5 4.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #7 5 67.4 5.0 10.7 5.3 5.4
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #8 5 69.9 5.0 11.1 5.5 5.6
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #9 7 68.0 7.0 10.8 5.4 5.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings 2 8×3+ 22.0 1,876.5 18.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #1 3 209.3 3.0 112.2 97.1
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #2 1 215.3 1.0 117.3 98.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #3 2 209.4 2.0 114.0 95.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #4 1 208.3 1.0 109.4 98.9
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #5 3 206.2 3.0 115.1 91.1
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #6 2 211.5 2.0 112.6 98.9
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #7 4 202.0 4.0 106.6 95.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #8 3 207.9 3.0 112.5 95.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Final Standings Judge #9 3 206.6 3.0 108.6 98.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures 3 7×3+ 23.0 1,008.3 15.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #1 3 112.2 3.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #2 1 117.3 1.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #3 3 114.0 3.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #4 2 109.4 2.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 115.1 1.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #6 2 112.6 2.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #7 4 106.6 4.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #8 4 112.5 4.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Compulsory Figures Judge #9 3 108.6 3.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating 5 5×4.5+ 47.0 868.2 16.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #1 4T 97.1 4.5 11.3 5.7 5.6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #2 2T 98.0 2.5 11.4 5.7 5.7
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #3 5 95.4 5.0 11.1 5.4 5.7
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #4 2 98.9 2.0 11.5 5.7 5.8
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #5 13 91.1 13.0 10.6 5.3 5.3
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #6 5 98.9 5.0 11.5 5.7 5.8
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #7 7T 95.4 7.5 11.1 5.6 5.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #8 4 95.4 4.0 11.1 5.6 5.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating France Free Skating Judge #9 3T 98.0 3.5 11.4 5.8 5.6