Tenacious Excellence

Tenacious Excellence

Antonia Holden, 27 years old, United States

Mar 7, 2019 | 72


The medal design mixes the tradition of the illustrious Olympic Games with familiar elements along with the majestic form of a young, powerful athlete competing in the games. Snowflakes give rise to the extreme weather conditions and extreme tenacity the leading competitors will need to brave through in competition for the opportunity to be victorious, representing their country on the podium for their event. The athletic form also shows excellence in posture and execution in a dynamic image simulating speed and strength. Athletes in the Olympic Games are required to be strong in both their hearts and their minds as they compete against the natural topography, personal doubt, and other athletes vying for the same positions. "Tenacious Excellence" shows the simplicity of thought, clarity of mind and concrete traditionalism the Olympic Games embody.