I think these are pretty terrible
I think these are pretty terrible
Have they been 3D printed?
This post was removed.
I think they are fine. Here is the front.
These look like garbage…
They look amazing.
Might have been cool to somehow put some of the old Hayward Field wood as part of the medal
It doesn't matter what they look like, medals are a lame award regardless. Give the athletes on the podium giant trophies or WWE-sized belts instead.
Here is an explanation as to what they represent and are designed after.
The medals depart from the traditional die-cast variety, using instead the ultra-modern and durable material of Corian, which has been subsequently inlaid with the relevant precious metal. The use of Corian enables the finely detailed carving of intricate relief work featured in the designs - something just not possible using conventional medal techniques.
While traditional in shape and weight, the medals will look very different, even down to the attachment of the ribbon, which uses a bar inserted inside the body of the medal to ensure both longevity and the maintenance of clean design lines.
One side of the medals is inspired by the cross-section of a tree, complete with seven rings to represent the seven regions of Oregon with the logo of WCH Oregon22 at its heart. The tactile experience is completed by the outer edge of each medal, which is textured to feel like tree bark.
The other side features one of seven landscapes that showcase the seven regions of Oregon. These dramatic scenes carry echoes of the marble sculptures and white Art Deco facades of the great public buildings in the United States, including Oregon’s State Capitol. These landscape elements are fundamental to WCH Oregon22's brand as represented through its Oregon Tapestry. The tapestry is also showcased on the ribbon, juxtaposing a rich color palette to the immaculate, striking form of the medal.
All seven regions are represented across each color of medal - so if an athlete wins multiple medals, each one can feature a different Oregon relief. This innovation of making different medals was made for two reasons. First, to infuse each award with a sense of individuality and pricelessness - essentially, to heighten each medal moment with an opportunity for surprise and delight as the athlete discovers the distinct scene represented on their medal. Second, to highlight the beauty of the entirety of the State of Oregon, from its mountains and rivers to its coastline and forests.
Are they made out of chocolate? They are embarrassing. Who approved that crap!
Are those "medals" made of wood? Great, more of the "We are saving the Earth by not using metal! Hoorah, us!" Remember the beds made of recycled cardboard boxes in Tokyo? I would expect nothing less from Eugene. Meanwhile, athletes are flying from the four corners of the world using enough gasoline to power every car in a small town for a year just to get to the event. And think of the trees that died to make these medals! The Horror! They are living creatures that have Rights!
Doha 2019 crushed these pieces of junk.
I looked into this "corian" substance. Apparently it's a trademarked material made by DuPont, mostly for countertops. I would bet that USATF or World athletics (or somebody) was paid a decent chunk of change by DuPont to use this "corian®" material as a form of advertising. I suspect we'll hear more about this super special proprietary material throughout the championships. Pretty pathetic if true.
Are they big enough to be used as coasters? For some reason the wood motif made me think of that purpose for them.
Drawing circles is hard.
No one on this message board is going to get one, so what do you care.
These are terrible.
Very ugly. I don't see any new records being set to win one of those. Might be a battle for fourth place.
I've got better medals for free out of my cereal box lol
Yes, sorry, I don't like these :(.
I can't remember a global championship where there ever was a substance other than metal in the medals. Certainly the Olympics has not done that.
It is a shame because the design is actually very nice. It is the white plastic thing that messes it up.