Aimable de la Calmette
At the time when Greco-Roman wrestling was universally popular, Aimable (likeable) Calmette certainly had the sweetest of christian names.
A very big, tall and strong athlete, he could lift a horse-drawn cart as though it were just wheelbarrow. He was French wrestling champion in 1906 and was born in La Calmette which is fifteen kilometres north of Nimes, on the road to Alès.
Aimable de la Calmette! What a super name for the sportsmen of that time, which made a change from a whole line of famous champions, such as the Frenchmen Paul Pons, Chalzet le Trappeyr, Oner du Bouillon, Laurent le Beaucairois, Raoul le Bucher, Petersen and other famous athletes .
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