Sport: Idol

In France, Match, large sporting weekly, held a popularity contest. France voted that her favorite athlete was Lucien Michard. Who?

Michard is a professional bicycle sprinter, Olympic winner in 1924. René Lacoste, who defeated "Big Bill" Tilden and "Little Bill" Johnston to take the Davis Cup away from English speaking players for the first time in history, won second place. Seraphin Martin, middle-distance runner, Spider Pladner, bantamweight fisticuffer, ran third, fourth. Henri Cochet, famed Davis Cup tennis player, stood miserably among the last; Jean Borotra, brilliant, bounding member of the Cup team, scored...

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