If you’re a half marathon, full marathon or ultra-marathon finisher sometimes in 16K categories you’re reward in finishing a race is a medal but in Olympics what they are after is the Gold medals and only the best of the best often gets it. Here’s a post from Takbo Printipe a fellow runner/blogger sharing facts about 2012 London Olympic medals. Enjoy reading this piece of information and share it. #GoTeamPhilippines!!! – The SilentPal Runner
As the world marks the 100 day countdown to the London Olympic Games, a small army of metal workers in Wales, UK are closing in on finishing production on their largest order to date — every single medal for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Though daunting, the task comes with high reward, explained employee Gary Rosser to The Guardian.
“I’m proud to be involved,” said Rosser who is one of 800 workers on the project. “It’s something to tell the grandchildren about, that I helped to make these Olympic medals.”
Struck five times and then heated to over 1300° F, the medals are pressed 15 times, each time with the weight of nearly two million pounds! Check out seven other fascinating facts about the medals that you will soon see dangling from Olympians’ necks.
1.) Each medal takes 10 hours to make on a special giant press named…
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