medalist

[ med-l-ist ]
/ ˈmɛd l ɪst /

noun

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

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Also especially British, med·al·list.

Origin of medalist

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