1991 IAAF World Championships Gold Medal awarded to Carl Lewis

Issued by
International Association of Athletics Federation, founded 1912
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
metal and ribbon
With Ribbon: 20 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in. (52.7 x 6.5 x 1 cm)
Place depicted
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
An IAAF gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal has words and images appearing in relief on both the obverse and reverse. The obverse features a central image of three vertical lines with an angled warping in the middle. Type around the upper edge of the medal reads [3rd IAAF World Championships in Athletics], and the words [TOKYO'91] appear across the bottom. 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]. The blue, pink, mustard and white striped ribbon is attached to the top of the medal.
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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