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Medal

James Elder

Equestrian, Mexico

This gold medal was won by Jim Elder during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. It was the first Olympian gold medal for the Equestrian sport to be won by a Canadian.

SPECIFICATIONS

Object #
SH2014.03.01

Description
Gold medal in frame with velvet backing for 1968 Olympics that took place in Mexico. Medal reads: "XIX Olympiada Mexico 1986". Front image: woman in toga (Victory?). Reverse image: Crowd of people with Athlete (?) raised onto their shoulders. Medal has ribbon attached to it. No glass on frame. Medal is free-moving on backing, only end of ribbon is fixed to frame.

Measurements
Frame - 29.5cm(length), 37cm(width). Gold Medal - 5.5cm(diameter), ribbon 15.5cm

Material
Medal - gold. Frame - wood and velvet

Beliefs

Recognition of past sport accomplishments is inspiring for those who participate in the present and in the future.