Exciting New Paris Olympics 2024 Medals Pumps Reigning Olympic Wrestling Champ to Retain His Title

Published 02/08/2024, 10:45 PM EST

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3x World Wrestling Champion David Taylor has been rigorously preparing for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. Taylor won the gold medal in the 86kg weight class in Tokyo and is looking forward to extending his reign. While the Penn State wrestling champ is already pumped for the contest, a new development seems to have heightened his drive.

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The Olympics authorities craft new medals in every edition to award the best sportspersons for their athletic excellence. Recently, they unveiled the first look of the grand prize that awaits every winner at the Paris Olympics. Expressing his appreciation, David Taylor has now uploaded a new social media update, solidifying his hunger for the ultimate prize.

David Taylor becomes awestruck by the Paris Olympics gold medal

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David Taylor took to Instagram and added a new story featuring the image of the Paris Olympics medals shared by the Olympics. Captioning the post, Taylor wrote, “GOLD LOOKS GOOD.” These words show that the Nittany Lion has his eye locked on his target. 

This story update comes as a contrast to a story he uploaded back in December 2023. Sharing the image of his world championship gold medals, David Taylor had humorously written, “Cleaning out some drawers and found these ole things.” But it seems like he may not be able to say the same about the Paris Olympics medals even as a joke. 

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After all, Taylor isn’t the only one appreciating the gorgeous look of the Paris Olympics medals. Kyle Dake also took to Instagram and shared a story featuring a reel that displayed an animation of the new Olympic gold. 

 

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That makes two NLWC wrestlers who have their eyes on the top prize. The Paris Olympics medals have been designed by the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Interestingly, these medals have some striking standout features in their crafting. 

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The LVMH group designs beauty with the true essence of Paris

The LVMH group is the creative partner of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Along with several other responsibilities, the group is also behind the craftsmanship of the Olympic medals. The designing of these medals has been specially done by LVMH’s Chaumet Jewelry Workshop situated in 12 Place Vendôme in the heart of Paris Square. The centerpiece of the medal bearing the ‘Paris 2024’ insignia has been fitted using “griffe setting”, seen for the precious gemstones in its high jewelry pieces. Interestingly, this isn’t the only distinguishing feature of the new Olympic medals.

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All these medals will carry a fragment of the Eiffel Tower in them. The central iron piece of each medal has been cut from an authentic piece of iron from the Eiffel Tower, preserved during the renovation of the monument. According to President of Paris 2024, Tony Estanguet, “This exceptional object had to meet another very strong symbol of our country and our capital.” Were you also enchanted by the beauty of these medals?

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Ankit Singh

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Ankit Singh is a senior Olympic Sports correspondent at EssentiallySports who covers gymnastics, track and field, and the NCAA Women's Division 1 Volleyball. In his early days at ES, Ankit covered two prime track and field events - the 2023 World Athletics Championships and the 2023 Prefontaine Classic. During the 2023 NCAA Division 1 women’s Volleyball championships, Ankit wrote his perspectives on the Nebraska Huskers and the Wisconsin Badgers rivalry, and later covered the transfer portals after the Texas Longhorns lifted the victory.
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