The much anticipated 31st Southeast Asian Games (AKA the 31st SEA Games, SEA Games 31 and Hanoi 2021) are only fifteen days away from formally opening in Hanoi, Vietnam. For those who have been wondering what the designs of the gold, silver and bronze medals of the SEA Games would look like, the local organizers recently unveiled them for public viewing and released some details about them (check out the VietnamPlus report). For everyone’s reference, posted below is the official image of the medals sourced from the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports.
For more details and to put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the VietnamPlus article. Some parts in boldface…
The Organising Committee of SEA Games 31 said the designs of medals to be awarded during the SEA Games 31 have been completed, and the manufacture of the medals has begun.
About 4,000 gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to athletes with high achievements in competition.
The SEA Games 31 medals are cast in copper – zinc compounds, of which red copper accounts for over 85 percent.
Each medal is 5mm thick, with an embossed saola (the mascot of the event) image on one side, and an embossed logo on the other side.
The V-shaped hand logo on the medal is inspired by the image of athletes putting their hands on the left chest when singing the national anthem of their country, while the blue ascending wing symbolizes the brave spirit, the aspiration to conquer new heights and the friendship in the region.
The gold medal will be plated with 24k gold, silver medals will be silver plated, and bronze medals will be copper plated.
To maintain the durability, each medal will be lined on the inside with 3 layers of plating and covered with an extra layer on the outside.
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