Definition of gold medal in US English:

gold medal


  • A medal made of or colored gold, customarily awarded for first place in a race or competition.

    • ‘You just don't get that in Britain unless you win the World Cup in football or a gold medal at the Olympics.’
    • ‘When he was twelve years old he won a gold medal in a piano competition and it looked as if he would make music his career.’
    • ‘Consistent running by Tranmere Park girls saw them finish the league in first position and win the gold medal.’
    • ‘The girls brought home the gold medal, while the boys took the bronze medal.’
    • ‘Bender also won a bronze medal in discus and a gold medal in the hammer throw.’
    • ‘She had vowed never to watch a video of those races until she won a gold medal.’
    • ‘His work at the school was outstanding and he was awarded the gold medal in 1901.’
    • ‘He has trained in the sport since 1983 and won a gold medal at the last world championships.’
    • ‘Britain's defeat means their long search for a gold medal in the men's team pursuit goes on.’
    • ‘Kelly Holmes comes from way back in the field to win her first gold medal of the Olympic Games in dramatic style.’
    • ‘Daley Thompson smiled and waved as they put the gold medal around his neck and declared that he was the greatest.’
    • ‘How many times do we ask the question how did he, or she, manage to win a gold medal?’
    • ‘Bringing home a gold medal from the world championships was, well, like a fairytale.’
    • ‘Last night he won his fifth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.’
    • ‘The sport of curling is a big deal here - Scotland won a gold medal at the last Olympics.’
    • ‘But they know what it takes to win a gold medal and will be able to cope with the huge burden of expectation.’
    • ‘The Royal Astronomical Society awarded him their gold medal to mark this achievement.’
    • ‘In 1978 he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.’
    • ‘Kelly Holmes last night became only the seventh British woman to win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics.’
    • ‘World champions Canada are Britain's main threat for the gold medal and the race looks set to go down to the wire.’
    first prize
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gold medal

/ɡōld ˈmedl//ɡoʊld ˈmɛdl/