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[ med-l-ist ]


  1. a person to whom a medal has been awarded.
  2. (in a golf tournament) the player having the lowest score in a qualifying round scored by strokes.
  3. a designer, engraver, or maker of medals.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of medalist1

1965–70; < French médailliste < Italian medaglista. See medal, -ist

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Example Sentences

The money paid to medalists by some countries can be vastly different from the amount available to other athletes on a consistent basis.

This wouldn’t bother me so much if it weren’t also the case that medalists have to put their own medals around their necks to avoid close contact, however brief, with presenters.

From Time

At age 13, we were astounded as Great Britain’s Sky Brown became the youngest athlete and medalist for the nation.

From Ozy

Since it first featured an athlete on its box in 1934 — New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig — Wheaties has placed the image of more than 850 athletes on the iconic orange box, 77 of whom were Olympic medalists.

While Wheaties is not an official sponsor of the 2020 Olympics, gold medalists tend to make prime targets, which makes the decision process even more complex, according to Johnson.

Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic gold medalist, is also a judge on this year's tour.

But a former college athlete and Olympic gold medalist sees a potential problem with that.

"I did ask Ashton Eaton to come out," the driver of USA-1 said of the 2012 Olympic decathlon gold medalist, who declined.

Ryan Lochte Dabbles in Fashion Design: The swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist's fashion design career is gaining steam.

The Olympic medalist posted the video on Twitter, where he has almost 2.5 million followers.

Charles Combe died; an eminent English physician and critic, and highly distinguished as a medalist.

Meantime, I would enjoy myself and prepare to bear off the more shining honors of the orator and society-medalist.

Benedetto Pistrucci, medalist to the queen of England, died at Windsor, aged 73.

John Foy Vaillant, a celebrated French physician, medalist and traveler, died.

William Wyon, a celebrated British medalist and die sinker, died at Brighton, aged 57.





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