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1987 IAAF World Championships Gold Medal for Men's 4X100M awarded to Carl Lewis

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Issued by:
International Association of Athletics Federation, founded 1912  Search this
Received by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Manufactured by:
Bertoni, Milano, Italian, founded around 1900  Search this
metal and ribbon
With Ribbon: 21 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in. (53.7 x 6.7 x 1 cm)
Place depicted:
Rome, Roma, Italy, Europe
Place made:
Milan, Milano, Italy, Europe
An IAAF gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal has images and words in relief on both the obverse and reverse. The obverse features a [a'87] in large forced-perspective and dramatically raised type in the center of the medal. The letters are striped horizontally green, yellow, red, and blue. Around the outer edge of the medal are the words [campionati mondiali di atletica / Roma 29 agosto / 6 settembre 1987]. 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]. There is a triangular piece of metal attaching the medal to a green, yellow, red, blue, and black striped ribbon. Engraved into the obverse of the triangle are the words [STAFFETTA 4 X 100 M. / U.S.A.].
African American  Search this
Men  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
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