1984 Olympic Gold Medal for Men's Long Jump awarded to Carl Lewis

  • Image for 1984 Olympic Gold Medal for Men's Long Jump awarded to Carl Lewis
  • Image for 1984 Olympic Gold Medal for Men's Long Jump awarded to Carl Lewis
  • Image for 1984 Olympic Gold Medal for Men's Long Jump awarded to Carl Lewis
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Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Commissioned by
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, American, 1978 - 1984
Designed by
Cassioli, Giuseppe, Italian, 1865 - 1942
Stermer, Dugald, American, 1936 - 2011
Manufactured by
Jostens, American, founded 1897
Medium
silver, gold, ribbon
Dimensions
With Ribbon: 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in. (48.9 x 6.4 x 0.6 cm)
Type
medals
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1984
Description
An Olympic gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal is molded with figures in relief on the obverse and reverse. The obverse side features a seated woman, representing Lady Victory, dressed in a flowing robe and holding a palm frond in her left hand and a winner's crown of leaves above her head. A coliseum is visible behind her. To her left the words [XXIII / OLYMPIAD / LOS ANGELES / 1984] appear in relief. The reverse features a male figure reaching out while hoisted on the shoulders of other men with a stadium visible in the background. The rim of the medal is stamped with the words [ATHLETICS LONG JUMP MEN] on its proper left side. The medal is attached by a chain link to a loop of ribbon with two broad striped of turquoise and pink, divided by a thin orange stripe, which is sewn at the top.
Topic
African American
Men
Olympics
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
2013.126.12
Restrictions & Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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