Olympic Games 1920 Antwerp

7th Olympiad


Sports: 25

Events: 158

National Teams: 29

Participants: 2,677

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1920       Olympic winner medal 1920

Images Copyright © by Ulf Ström

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 85 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 86 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 81 gr
Diameter: 60 mm Design by: Josué  Dupon
    Mint: Coosemans
Thickness: 3,5 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Victorious athlete bringing back the palm of cictory; fame blowing horn in background. 
Reverse: The monument of Antwerp commemorating the legend of Braba, the killer of the Giant who terrorised the river, standing out against the Cathedral and port of Antwerp.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     450                    Silver:   400                        Bronze:   400

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Winner medal presentation case


Norman Ross receiving first prize for 400 and
1500 Meters races, 1920





Besides the vermeil medal, the winner of the individual events received a bronze statuette "The Victorious Athlete". For this the artist was another Belgian, Mr. Grandmoulin. The design was put in hand by the Organising Committee at the International Olympic Committee, who approved it, but the cast was destroyed to prevent further reproductions. The second- and third-placed athletes were given silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the team events, the winning team received a diploma and each member of that team was presented with a vermeil medal. A silver medal went to the second team and a bronze one to the third.

In yachting, the procedure was slightly different as in each category, the helmsman of the first team received a vermeil medal and a statuette but the remaining members of the team got just the medal. In the doubles tennis, each player of the winning couple received a statuette and medal in vermeil.

A miniature of the winner`s medal was made for the members of the National Olympic Committees an served as a badge.

(Source document:  Olympic Review, 1972)

The Victorious Athlete statuette
Bronze statuette "The Victorious Athlete"


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