gold medal

noun

: a medal made of gold that is awarded as the prize for first place in a sports competition
He won three gold medals in the Olympics.

Examples of gold medal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list of his accomplishments is remarkable: winning the first men’s figure skating gold medal in 24 years at the 1984 Winter Games; starting the hugely successful Stars on Ice figure skating tour; surviving cancer and three benign tumors; founding a cancer charity that’s touched countless lives. Gillian Telling, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 The group includes Olympic gold medal winners, league champions, record breakers, franchise architects, and MVPs. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Snowboarder Shaun White wins America’s 100th Winter Olympic gold medal, throwing down a spectacular final run in the men’s halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Games. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 The former Olympic gold medal sprinter and Dallas Cowboys receiver was once deemed the fastest man alive. Faris Tanyos, CBS News, 11 Feb. 2024 Valieva’s disqualification from her first-place finish in the women’s singles competition of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championship also vacated her gold medal to compatriot Anna Shcherbakova. Homero De La Fuente, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 Even amid the uproar over the 100-meter freestyle results, Mr. Larson managed to reach the gold medal podium in Rome. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 For both Curry and James, a gold medal would be a crowning achievement on the international stage in their careers’ twilight. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 The judge’s decision is the latest ruling in an eight-year-old legal battle between California Olympic gold medal shooter Kim Rhode and the state, stemming from the passage of Proposition 63 in 2016 that required background checks for purchases. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Gold medal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gold%20medal. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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