Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ medals unveiled 100 days ahead of opening ceremony

London, Apr. 15: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ medals, which the athletes would compete for at the event, have been reportedly unveiled at an event marking 100 days to the Games’ opening ceremony on July 23.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were reportedly displayed at an event at Kelcingrove Art Gallery and organisers announced that more than 1,380 medals would be awarded to the athletes at 261 medal ceremonies during the Games.

According to the BBC, the medals, which weigh 100 grams each, are being hand-made by expert jewelers at the Glasgow School of Art and were designed by Glasgow-based artist and lecturer Jonathan Boyd.

Boyd, who uses digital technologies in his work as well as handcrafted skills and traditional metalworking techniques, said that he had tried to combine Glasgow’s industrial heritage as well as a sense of the athlete’s skill into the final design.

Boyd said that he and his team of 11 specialist jewellery makers faced a real challenge to get almost 1,400 medals, which are needed by the start of the Games, the report added. (ANI)