Mr. Tamil Nadu Climmons
Every time we, members of Team Masters, go out of town to attend a competition, we happen to meet a champion who rocked the bodybuilding scene not too long ago. During our recent visit to Salem, we ran into not one but two champions of Salem district, who have a special place in the history of the sport in Tamil Nadu. One of them is Climmons, four-time State champion.
Based at Mettur, the gentleman is in his fifties and still hitting the gym early every morning. His current looks say that he is fit enough to go onstage and take a shot at the masters’ title.
A picture of the champion taken in his competitive heyday shows that the man was as muscular as any of the modern day champions.
Team Masters takes pride in writing about a man whose love for the iron game has not diminished in the last two decades.
Tailpiece: We were informed by a friend of Climmons that during his youth, the man used to eat a kind of snake!!!!
We have heard weird stories about former Mr. Universe Steve Michalik of the United States eating monkey’s brains. But, a champion eating snakes was something new to us.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar