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Coveted Games medals unveiled

Tue, 15 April 2014 19:38
by Online Sport Reporter

The gold, silver and bronze medals, which are the focus of training by
4 500 athletes across the Commonwealth and to be awarded to winners at
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, were revealed to the public for the
first time.

The medals were unveiled last night (Monday) in spectacular style at
Glasgow's iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which provided a
stunning backdrop to the reveal.

The unique awards are silver gilt (for the gold) silver and bronze -
the traditional make-up of medals at Commonwealth and Olympic events,
and weigh in at 100g each.

They have been designed by internationally renowned jeweller and maker
Jonathan Boyd who worked with a team of eleven specialist
jeweller-makers at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to hand
make the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals through a series of complex
and skilled processes meaning each one is truly unique.

They were revealed at a special event which also recreated the medal
procession ceremony showing the ceremonial outfits to be worn by the
male and female medal bearers,

Former Commonwealth Gold Medallist and TV presenter Iwan Thomas hosted
the event which also featured Scotland's most decorated athlete, Allan
Wells, MBE and aspiring future athletics star Joseph Amouzou, 18, who
attends The Glasgow School of Sport. Joseph is the reigning Under 20
Indoor Triple Jump champion and hopes to compete in future
Commonwealth Games.

The event was also attended by Glasgow 2014 Games Partners and
representatives of business and civic Scotland.