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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Walsh Jennings paired with London silver medalist April Ross in 2016 and earned bronze, but the pair split when Walsh Jennings left the AVP over philosophical differences and formed her own tour, called p1440. Jimmy Golen, The Seattle Times, "Walsh Jennings pairs with Brooke Sweat for 2020 Tokyo try," 9 Oct. 2018 Hellickson, an Olympics silver medalist in wrestling in 1976 who has done commentary from the games for NBC News, did not return calls for comment. NBC News, "Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach," 3 July 2018 Wolfberg juggled two sports in the spring as one of four members of Timber Creek’s state medalist 4x800-meter relay and its 4x400 relay. Buddy Collings,, "Varsity Awards: Alana Wolfberg, Joey Silva win top athlete honors," 16 June 2018 Crown Point: Gone are 11-time state medalist Kristen LaCosse (Hawaii) and 2017 Coach of the Year Lindsay Moskalick, but new coach Allison Florek has plenty of talent to defend the Bulldogs’ 2017 regional title. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Taking a look at the top 5 teams and top 15 individuals in the Region for girls track," 7 Apr. 2018 Costa Mesa’s Felicia Crenshaw, a 2017 state medalist in the discus, leads the area’s returners to the Arcadia night meet. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Locals competing at Arcadia Invitational have strong supporting cast," 6 Apr. 2018 Victories went to Mary Bocock of Utah's Rowmark Ski Academy – whose alums include 1992 Olympic downhill silver medalist Hilary Lindh of Juneau — and Oliver Parazette of the Jackson Hole Ski Club. Anchorage Daily News, "Another Alaska skier makes the podium at U16 regional alpine championships," 26 Mar. 2018 The silver medalist at the U.S. junior nationals was Pooja Kalyan, a 14-year-old from Arkansas, who also pulled off effortless-looking triple jumps in her free skate routine. Time, "Here's What Happened to American Figure Skaters at the 2018 Winter Olympics—and Why They Could Dominate at Beijing 2022," 25 Feb. 2018 Other winners were Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo on 10-meter and Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon on 1-meter. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "After 33 years, Indiana men repeat as Big Ten swim champs," 24 Feb. 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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