The 2024 Paris Paralympic Games will be held from Aug. 28 through Sept. 8, 2024, in Paris, France. The 11-day contest will feature five days of para powerlifting competition on days seven through 11 (Sept. Sept. 4-8, 2024).
On Feb. 8, 2024, the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games medals were revealed, and their designs are exquisite. Images of the coveted hardware that the world’s top para-athletes will compete for were displayed on the World Para Powerlifting Instagram page. Check them and all their glory below:
The 2024 Paris Paralympic medals maintain the red ribbon with a diamonded pattern in white trim that centers the Paralympic emblem. The medals themselves feature a ridge pattern that converges toward the medal’s nucleus.
Brandished in the center of each medal’s front face is a granite-colored hexagon with uniform welds at each of the hexagon’s six points. On the hexagon is the Paris 2024 logo of a torch’s flame icon. Below reads “Paris 2024” in the event’s signature font atop the Paralympic Games logo again.
The backside of the medal features the Paralympic logo in the center of an ornate square with four convexed sides, revealing elliptical spaces on the top, bottom, right, and left of the medal. The top space reads “Paris 2024” in the signature font. The left and right sides feature braille. The bottom elliptical reads “PARALYMPIC GAMES.”
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Featured image: @parapowerlifting on Instagram