Guangzhou Asian Games medals make debut

Updated:2017-09-30 01:48:21 Source: GAGOC

Guangzhou, September 30 - Materials for the victory ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, including the medals, ceremony costumes, the bouquet, the podium and the tray, were unveiled at Guangzhou No. 2 Children's Palace on Wednesday (September 29) afternoon. The materials were presented during a mock victory ceremony with announcement in both Chinese and English.

Five categories of victory ceremony materials for the 16th Asian Games are unveiled on September 29. (Gallery)

The five categories of materials all embody unique elements of Guangzhou.

The medals

The face (left) and back of the gold medal (Gallery)

The gold, silver and bronze medals are themed Haishang Silu, or "Maritime Silk Road".

The face of the medals features the Emblem of the Olympic Council of Asian and Guangzhou's kapok flower which are fused together as an organic whole. The two are circled by a dancing dragon and a dancing eagle, vividly carved above the five Olympic rings.

The back of the medals features the Guangzhou 2010 Emblem and a boat on the sea. Guangzhou, the starting place of Maritime Silk Road, has been an important commercial centre and port in South China and a window linking China and the world since ancient times. More recently, it is known as the forefront of China's reform and opening up. The whole picture showcases Guangzhou's time-honoured history and pioneer spirit. The design of the back highlights traditional Chinese culture with waves in auspicious pattern.

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