London 2012 Paralympics medal designs

paralympic medals

Yesterday the London 2012 organising commitee unveiled the medals for the upcoming Paralympic Games. The medals, designed by jewellery artist and lecturer Lin Cheung, were unveiled at the British Museum.The design represents “Spirit in motion” and features outstretched wing of the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike. The medals are said to represent forward flight, power and lightness, were inspired by “the endurance, focus and achievement of elite Paralympic athletes”. The back of the medal represents ‘The heart of victory’. It has an image of the area close to the Nike’s heart which is used to symbolise the togetherness of the Games.

More than 2,100 Paralympic medals will be presented in 502 Paralympic victory ceremonies in more than 19 venues over 11 days of competition. Tickets for the Paralympic Games are currently on sale on the London 2012 website.

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