med·​al·​ist | \ ˈme-dᵊl-ist How to pronounce medalist (audio) \
variants: or medallist

Definition of medalist

1 : a designer, engraver, or maker of medals
2 : a recipient of a medal as an award

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Other notable athletes include American women Sarah Sellers (second at Boston in 2018), Olympic medalist Sally Kipyego, Jordan Hasay (third at Boston in 2017), and Sara Hall (2017 national champion). Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "6 Things You Should Know Before Watching the 2019 Boston Marathon," 11 Apr. 2019 Australia and the South Pacific Australia Drew KluskaThe TailorKluska’s roster of winemakers, fashion insiders, and Olympic medalists adds next-level insights to trips. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Kim collected gold with a total of 250 kilograms, well clear of fellow North Korean Choe Hyo Sim, who was a silver medalist at the 2016 Olympics and the 2015 world championships. John Pye, Fox News, "Too bad for India as Iran wins Asian Games kabaddi gold," 24 Aug. 2018 On top of being an Olympic medalist and 78-time World Cup-winning skier, Lindsey is now taking on Discovery Channel's Shark Week as a shark diver alongside NFL stars Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Olympian Lindsey Vonn Has Always Been Super Open About Her Dating Life," 23 July 2018 Now, after one season at Georgia, Irby’s name is in the conversation as the next face of college track and field, a would-be Olympic medalist and millionaire athlete. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Medals, millions could await Pike sprinter Lynna Irby, a one-woman 'army'," 16 June 2018 Jackson Lang of Nashawtuc Country Club and Andrew O’Leary of Pawtucket Country Club shared medalist honors after the conclusion of stroke play Tuesday in the second round of the 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at George Wright Golf Course. Mia Berry,, "Jackson Lang, Andrew O’Leary share medalist honors in match-play qualifying," 11 July 2018 Arsenault, 24, a Shawnee High School graduate from Medford, N.J., fired rounds of 68 and 69 in 90-plus degree heat to finish at 5-under-par 137 and capture medalist honors. Joe Juliano,, "Shawnee grad Zach Arsenault takes medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifier," 10 July 2018 Division 1 boys golf winner Patrick Sullivan discusses his playoff victory to take medalist honors. Tom Lang And Keith Dunlap, Detroit Free Press, "Boys golf: Two-time runner-up Grosse Pointe South finally wins Div. 1," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of medalist

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of medalist

: a person who receives or wins a medal

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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