DOHA: The IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 organizing committee revealed the design of the medals to mark the start of the final countdown to the competition.
More than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes will be competing for 192 medals set to be awarded across 49 finals during the ten-day competition, which gets underway on September 27 .
Paying homage to the Qatari capital, the gold, silver and bronze medals were designed by the all-female branding team, showcasing the Doha skyline and illustrations of the iconic Khalifa International Stadium, which will host the ten-day competition as it comes to the Middle East for the first time.
With dedicated designs on the medals, the Doha skyline which will be the backdrop of the marathon and racewalk events, makes up the other side of the medal while 13 different elements of athletics disciplines are also weaved into the design.
Specially handcrafted in Doha by Sndala, the local company has also incorporated traditional Arabic Sadu patterns with a modern sporting twist.