A spectacular set of medals for next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has been unveiled!
The medals were designed by Queensland-based Indigenous artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins and were created by the Australian Mint.
There will be approximately 1,500 medals produced for the Games and each medal will be minted in Australia’s largest coin press.
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Commonwealth Games Ambassador Sally Pearson was the first athlete to view the medals and said it was a very humbling experience.
“Medals are symbols of success and we aspire to have them,” she said.
“Having the opportunity to strive for a gold medal from a Games in my own hometown is very special.”
Ms Cockatoo-Collin’s influence for the design of next year’s medal comes from the Gold Coast coastline.
She explained, “the medal design represents soft sand lines which shift with every tide and wave”.
Watch the video below to find out how these medals are uniquely Gold Coast.
There are only 150 days to go until the Commonwealth Games starts and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the unveiling of the medals is another important step towards opening night.
“We are sure this event is going to be a Games to remember and it’s only fitting the athletes that will be awarded these medals are going to have a beautiful memento of their time on the Gold Coast,” he said.