2018 European Championships medals unveiled

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2018 European Championships medals unveiled

June 15, 2018

Marking 50 days to go

It is the coveted prize every athlete wants to go home with, and to mark 50 Days to go to the 2018 European Championships the medals were presented on Wednesday.

The countdown to Europe’s biggest multi-sport event of the year is well and truly on and it was Jess Learmonth, freshly announced as the official Glasgow 2018 Triathlon Ambassador, that had the honour of unveiling the specially commissioned Championships medals. The reigning Triathlon European Champion ran into George Square in Glasgow to deliver the medals for their first public appearance. Enthusiastically welcomed by pupils from the Glasgow School of Sport, the medals were presented to three aspiring young athletes who are part of the #6forGlasgow2018 initiative by Sports Minister Aileen Campbell and Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader, Glasgow City Council.

At any major championship, the medals awarded are a powerful symbol of the sporting excellence achieved by each athlete. They will be worn with pride, not only when presented on the podium at the Championships but when athletes travel back to their communities across the continent and share their success with other young people, inspiring them to follow in their footsteps.

The unique, beautifully crafted medals have been specially designed by Touch of Ginger, for this inaugural multi-sport event, as the unifying element for the seven individual European Sports Federations and will be a lasting legacy of the event’s first edition.

The medal design is bold and dynamic with a contemporary triangular prism form inspired by the European Championships emblem. The front features a stylish 3D interpretation of the Championships brand whilst the rear displays the participating sports federation logo along with event specific data in a clever facetted design. Each medal is hung from a ribbon featuring a striking crystal design that builds to a full spectrum of rainbow colours that capture the spirit of this multi-sport event.

There will be a total of 188 medals events held across the 11 days of competition in Scotland and Berlin (50 Athletics, 72 Aquatics, 30 Cycling, 3 Golf, 12 Gymnastics, 18 Rowing, 3 Triathlon).

Depute leader of Glasgow City Council, Cllr David McDonald said: "With just 50 days to go, athletes all over Europe now have their sights firmly set on these medals and sporting success in Glasgow. For winners, they will be the ultimate reward for years of hard work, sacrifice and a single-minded dedication to their sport. They will also be a lasting symbol of the Championships that will be seen around the world and help to inspire young athletes to follow in the footsteps of their heroes.”

There is still time for the public to book their seats to enjoy this truly world-class festival of European sport and to see the medals presented to the winning athletes.

Ticket prices start from £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s and over 60s Book now: www.glasgow2018.com/tickets or through the Glasgow 2018 ticket hotline 0844 453 2018.