ICONIC 2019 MEDALS REVEALED AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT

The gold, sil­ver and bronze medals to be pre­sent­ed at over 200 medal cer­e­monies at the INAS Glob­al Games Bris­bane 2019 (GG2019) were revealed at the Roy­al Aus­tralian Mint (RAM) today. 

The medals were designed by RAM coin design­er, Bron­wyn King who was briefed on the ori­gin of the Games and its increas­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty for elite ath­letes with an intel­lec­tu­al impairment. 

Bron­wyn said, my inspi­ra­tion was derived from Australia’s flo­ral icon, the Gum Blos­som. In times of drought, insect plagues, floods and even the inten­si­ty of the harsh Aussie sun, the Gum Blos­som is resilient and strong with bright and colour­ful blooms. The Gum Blos­som in all its glo­ry rep­re­sents our ath­letes, their strength and courage and abil­i­ty to over­come bar­ri­ers to flour­ish against the odds.” 

The close up of the blos­som design on the reverse of the medal depicts inclu­sion and the many hun­dreds of ath­letes com­ing to Bris­bane, Aus­tralia from all over the world to unite, com­pete and cel­e­brate the INAS Glob­al Games,” she added. 

GG2019CEO, Robyn Smith said the design­er was pro­vid­ed with key themes to fea­ture in the cre­ative design includ­ing Aus­tralia, resilience and inclusion. 

This is a real­ly sig­nif­i­cant and excit­ing occa­sion for ath­letes com­pet­ing in GG2019 as medals are sym­bol­ic and the ulti­mate goal that ath­letes aspire to win,” Ms Smith said. 

Pro­duc­ing the medals for the INAS Glob­al Games 2019 con­tin­ues the Roy­al Aus­tralian Mint’s long-stand­ing tra­di­tion of involve­ment with many of Australia’s great­est sport­ing events. 

The Roy­al Aus­tralian Mint’s respon­si­ble Min­is­ter, the Hon Michael Sukkar, the Min­is­ter for Hous­ing & Assis­tant Trea­sur­er said; We look for­ward to see­ing these medals worn by the out­stand­ing GG2019 ath­letes and feel sure this reveal will pro­vide them with fur­ther inspi­ra­tion and deter­mi­na­tion as the count down towards the Games draws closer.” 

GG2019 Aus­tralian swim­mer and Com­mon­wealth Games rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Joshua Alford said on behalf of the Aus­tralian ath­letes present, We are excit­ed to be one of the first ath­letes to see the medals for the Games and they were look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in their home country.” 

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