Medals for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have been revealed this week. It has a vibrant design that represents the country. The medals were designed by Pinoy artist-sculptor Daniel dela Cruz, who has also designed the games’ torch.
Vibrant design of SEA Games’ medals
The medals will be awarded in 56 sports categories at the 30th SEA Games, which will start this coming November 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
In front of the medals, the SEA Games logo put on the sail surrounded by the sea symbolizing the country’s archipelago.
At the back of it are the sports facilities in New Clark City.
“How often do we get to host the SEA Games? For me to be able to play a small part in that and to be able to know that our athletes will be able to bring home, hopefully and I believe so, most of the gold, parang nakakataba ng puso,” Dela Cruz said.
The gold medal is made from 24-carat gold plated while the sea design is made of rhodium by bi-plating technology and bronze medal is made from rose gold.
“Whether you win bronze, silver or gold is already a success… Kadalasan po ‘yung bronze, ‘pag sinabi niyo pong bronze, ang kulay ng medal ay para ho siyang brown. Kauna-unahang beses na imbes na bronze, ang bansa natin ay gumawa ng ang tinatawag na kulay ay rose gold,” Dela Cruz added.
4,800 prepared medals
The ribbons used in the decoration are colored with respect to the SEA Games while the back shows traditional Filipino weave patterns.
There are 4,800 medals prepared by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) for the 30th SEA Games.
The teams from the Philippines are hoping to win 200 gold and become the overall champion.