Trophy and medals of 7th CISM Military World Games unveiled
The trophy, named “Soaring”
The medals, named “Star of Peace and Friendship”
The medals and trophy of the 7th CISM Military World Games were unveiled at the press conference held by its executive commission on October 10, a week earlier than the event’s kick-off, in Wuhan.
The medals, named “Star of Peace and Friendship”, measure 81mm in diameter and 5mm thick. The gold medal is made of brass and gilded with 2g of gold, the silver medal made of red copper and gilded with 2g of silver, and the bronze medal made of red copper. In addition to CISM logo and the emblem of the Games, the medal is also engraved with pentagram, wing, road, finishing tape, the Great Wall, plum blossom and the Yellow Crane Tower.
The trophy, named “Soaring”, is designed with plum blossom and abstract dove of peace as the dominant patterns, and the figure 7 from the emblem, track and cloud as decorative patterns. The soaring dove implies “World Peace” and encourages athletes to fight for new records.
The podium and tray, designed as a whole, feature the soaring dove to elaborate “Friendship and Sports” and the glory of military soldiers. The usher and the tray holder will be respectively in traditional blue-and-white and China red Cheongsam made of jacquard silk. Song brocade technique is used to present the “cliff and sea” pattern on the sleeves. Jade tassels on the waist give strong sense of Chinese culture and say “It’s a pleasure to have friends coming from afar”.
The original awarding music will signal the reminder, entry, awarding and exit. Composed by Ms. ZHOU Manli, Vice Chairman of Hubei Musicians Association, state-level composer, it adopts the rhythm of Jianli folk music Luo Luo Dong, an intangible cultural heritage. Chimes of bells and stones amplify the briskness and give strong charms of the oriental country. Traditional tones, Western brass and string instruments, military drums and horns together explain Jing-chu culture and Chinese music, and bring China closer to the world.