Skip to content

Photo: Track and field world championships medals unveiled

Jul 30, 2013, 7:28 AM EST

The medals for August’s track and field world championships were released Tuesday. The Moscow organizers deserve style points for originality.

R-Sport described them as having a hollowed-out whirlwind design.

“There is everything I like about these medals,” IAAF vice president Seb Coe said, according to R-Sport. “It’s traditional in shape and it feels right in the athlete’s hand. I think it is a perfect medal.”

Moscow 2013 already has a leg up on the World Games, which have a misspelling on their medals, and the World University Games, whose medals shattered if you dropped them.

The world championships run Aug. 10-18.

Video: Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to a race

Featured video

Yogging a hit at Youth Olympic Games