gold medal

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gold medal (plural gold medals)

  1. A medal made of, or having the colour of, gold, given as a prize for winning
    • 2012 August 1, Owen Gibson, “London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal”, in The Guardian Unlimited[1]:
      Great Britain has collected its first gold medal of the London Games after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won the coxless pairs with a stunning performance that will spark a mass outpouring of celebration and relief across the country.
  2. (by extension) Finishing in first position, winning

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