Definition of gold medal in English:

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gold medal

Pronunciation: /ɡōld ˈmedl/


A medal made of or colored gold, customarily awarded for first place in a race or competition.
Example sentences
  • World champions Canada are Britain's main threat for the gold medal and the race looks set to go down to the wire.
  • Last night he won his fifth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
  • Kelly Holmes comes from way back in the field to win her first gold medal of the Olympic Games in dramatic style.


gold medalist

Example sentences
  • Olympic heptathlon gold medalist Denise Lewis confirmed she would compete at the World Championships in Paris.
  • This is a quote from Rick Carey, one of John's former swimmers and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in 1984.
  • Meanwhile, Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Darren Campbell will be back in his native Manchester tomorrow for a presentation to a couple of the club's most promising youngsters.

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Syllabification: gold med·al

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