Olympic Prize Medals : A selection of Olympic prize medals collected and donated by Gordy and Dona Crawford
Title:
PyeongChang 2018
Description:
Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Medals

Front: Raised Olympic rings top left with raised lines that reflect both the history of the Games and the determination of the participants across the medal diagonally. Lines motif used inspired by the texture of tree trunks.

Back: Lines from the front are mirrored on the back. Bottom left is PyeongChang Olympic emblem with Olympic rings in raised relief. Event engraved in upper-right.

Edge: The right edge shaped to mimic characters of Korean alphabet with the shapes extending to create the textured lines on the faces of the medal. The left medal edge is engraved with "XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018."

Ribbon: Double layer of gaspa, a South Korean fabric. The top layer is light blue with inside layer of light red. Embroidered with the Olympic rings and "PyeongChang 2018" in white.
Medal presented in a wooden disc designed to resemble traditional South Korean architecture
Designer: Lee Suk- Woo
Mint: Korea Mint, Daejeon, South Korea
Fun fact(s):
The U.S. team of Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins surprised the world when Diggins passed Sweden's Stina Nilsson in the final seconds of the women's team sprint, winning the gold by 0.2 seconds, marking the first U.S. cross-country skiing gold and first U.S. cross-country skiing women's medal.
More Info:
Medals in this collection are a presentation set, not athlete awarded.

The prize medals were created by South Korean designer Lee Suk-woo, who incorporated Hangeul the Korean alphabet and the foundation of Korean culture into the design through a series of consonants symbolizing the effort of athletes that come together as one.

The ribbon is equally important in the design and was created using gapsa, a traditional South Korean fabric.
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Front: PyeongChang 2018 gold medal, Olympic rings over diagonal linesFront: PyeongChang 2018 gold medal, Olympic rings over diagonal lines
Front: PyeongChang 2018 silver medal, Olympic rings over diagonal linesFront: PyeongChang 2018 silver medal, Olympic rings over diagonal lines
Front: PyeongChang 2018 bronze medal, Olympic rings over diagonal linesFront: PyeongChang 2018 bronze medal, Olympic rings over diagonal lines
Back: PyeongChang 2018 prize medals, Olympic emblem and rings over linesBack: PyeongChang 2018 prize medals, Olympic emblem and rings over lines