Gold Coast, April 9: In the marquee tournament, which is into its 21st edition being hosted in Gold Coast, Australia more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories are participating to take part in 18 sports. Meanwhile, a record seven para-sports have also been made a part of the major multi-sport event.
But here is all you need to know about how the Commonwealth Games 2018 medals were designed, how they were mould out:
The Medal design represents soft sand lines which shift with every tide and wave and is symbolic of athletic achievement, according to gc2018 official website.
The medal was designed by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins:
The designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins are local Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul woman of Quandamooka Country. They reside and work on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island.
The story on the Medal Ribbon:
The woven strand of the freshwater reed, yungair, is three reeds woven to form a pattern which resembles many triangles joined together, said the official Commonwealth Games website.
How the medal was moulded from metal:
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) — who are official supporter and producer of the Games are responsible for the production and delivery of the medals.
Meanwhile, the medals are crafted using the Mint’s coin-making process, and the very same presses that are used to make Australian currency.
The Commonwealth Games 2018 official website said: “The process demands precision, attention to detail, and a weight of up to 460 tonnes.”