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 in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
      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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