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Universiade-2019 medals presented in Krasnoyarsk

Special aluminum alloy with 999 gold and Swarovski crystals.

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The Moscow press center TASS today presented the medals of the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019. It took about 1 ton of special aluminum alloy to make them. It took about 1 ton to make them on the right.

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The official supplier of medals and commemorative badge of the Universiade 2019 is RUSAL. The company’s specialists have developed an assembly technology, taking into account many factors, including the harsh Siberian winter.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Krasnoyarsk is in active preparation for the Universiade. We introduce new objects almost every day and conduct test competitions. We assume that more than 3000 athletes from 50 countries of the world will take part in the Universiade. Today we hold a presentation of sets of medals.[/perfectpullquote]
Maxim Urazov
General Director of the Executive Directorate of the Universiade

The case of the medals is made of an innovative aluminum alloy used in the aerospace and shipbuilding industries, covered with precious metals (gold, silver or bronze) and Swarovski crystals. The weight of each medal will be about 250 grams. Winners of the competition will be awarded medals with 999 gold.

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The peculiarity of aluminum used is a small additive of scandium, which allows to improve the performance properties of aluminum products.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Now we are also testing the awards ceremony for winners and prize-winners of the Universiade, because each sport has its own specifics, ”Urazov added. – It will be flower-medal ceremonies that will be held at the competition sites. In addition, in the evening, in the Games Park, solemn ceremonies will be held in honor of the winners, where fans can talk to them[/perfectpullquote]
Maxim Urazov
General Director of the Executive Directorate of the Universiade

Svetlana Khorkina, who presented them, shared her opinion on the awards.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]When we proposed to make the Universiade aluminum medals, we understood the risk and adventure of the initiative. Thanks to colleagues from the Directorate of the Universiade for believing in us and supporting the idea. For the first time in the history of a major international competition, athletes will be awarded with aluminum medals. What is important is not just the uniqueness and environmental friendliness, the personification of metal, flame and the holy beauty of Yenisei Siberia, but also the fact that we can present a unique product. The medal weighs only 250 grams, but it has passed all the tests and is quite durable. The alloy used in the medal is used in shipbuilding and in aerospace vehicles.[/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]At any major event, a certain message is important. For 60 years, no one has ever used aluminum in medals. This is the fruit of the labor of a huge number of people, ”said Vera Kurochkina, Deputy Director General of RUSAL.[/perfectpullquote]

Svetlana Khorkina
Olympic champion in gymnastics. Ambassador of the Universiade-2019.

Competitions will be held in Krasnoyarsk from 2 to 12 March 2019. A total of 76 sets of awards in 11 sports will be played.

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