med·al·ist | \ˈme-dᵊl-ist \
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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On the men's side, keep an eye on U23 Canadian national champion Adam Roberge and 2016 junior world champion and 2017 U23 silver medalist Brandon McNulty. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "A brand-new event, and one of Boise's annual traditions. A big cycling weekend is on tap.," 10 July 2018 But Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and U.S. national champion, U.S. Figure Skating, reflected back on a time when this was not only an uncommon occurrence, but an entirely unrecognized need. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Empowering advice from today’s top women leaders at the 2018 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit," 2 July 2018 The two-week long competition finished with an awards gala Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m., where the medalists and award winners will be announced. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel teen named a finalist in the International Ballet Competition," 20 June 2018 This time around, Maroon 5 brought on a cast of accomplished women, featuring -- among a host of others -- Olympic gold medalist and Needham native Aly Raisman. Felicia Gans,, "Cardi B, Gal Gadot, and Aly Raisman among more than two dozen women featured in Maroon 5 video," 1 June 2018 Fisher, a first-year teacher in his first head coaching job, coached three state medalists and one state champion and. James Weber,, "Announcing the 2017-2018 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky High School Winter All-Stars," 2 May 2018 As a state honoree, Huggins received a $1,000 award as well as personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist and World Cup skiing champion Lindsey Vonn. Shelly Haskins,, "Disabled Alabama teen wins national volunteer award," 30 Apr. 2018 Jean Lopez is the oldest sibling and coach of Steven Lopez, Mark Lopez and Diana Lopez, all of whom are Olympic medalists and former world taekwondo champions. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Former USA taekwondo coach Jean Lopez suspended from Olympic activities for sexual misconduct," 4 Apr. 2018 Pfalzer drops puck The Panthers honored Olympic gold medalist and United States defenseman Emily Pfalzer before Saturday’s game with a ceremonial puck drop. Matthew Defranks,, "Frank Vatrano scores goal, plays career-high minutes in Panthers debut," 11 Mar. 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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