1987 IAAF World Championships Gold Medal for Men's 4X100M awarded to Carl Lewis

Issued by
International Association of Athletics Federation, founded 1912
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Manufactured by
Bertoni, Milano, Italian, founded around 1900
metal and ribbon
With Ribbon: 21 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in. (53.7 x 6.7 x 1 cm)
Place depicted
Rome, Roma, Italy, Europe
Place made
Milan, Milano, Italy, Europe
An IAAF gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal has images and words in relief on both the obverse and reverse. The obverse features a [a'87] in large forced-perspective and dramatically raised type in the center of the medal. The letters are striped horizontally green, yellow, red, and blue. Around the outer edge of the medal are the words [campionati mondiali di atletica / Roma 29 agosto / 6 settembre 1987]. The reverse features a winged female figure wearing a flowing robe and standing on a globe with a laurel crown held above her head. Above the figure are the letters [I A A F]. There is a triangular piece of metal attaching the medal to a green, yellow, red, blue, and black striped ribbon. Engraved into the obverse of the triangle are the words [STAFFETTA 4 X 100 M. / U.S.A.].
African American
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
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