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A number of businesses by great tennis player and businessman Serena

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Serena, who won four gold medals at the Olympics, is a big player beyond the tennis world.

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gold medal

gold medalWhat is (kind medal)?FriMade ininsignia/ Emblem[1][2][3]Or goldPlatingInsignia/emblem[1][2][3].CompetitionAnd competition (Contest)ofWinTo the personRecognition, And many moreCommemorativeIt is often given for[3].

EnglishThen "gold medal"Good[4][Note 1],日本語But thisSound recording officialForeign words"Gold medalIs valid[2].Chinese language(ChineseAnd Japanese)gold medal(Japanese sound: Kinpai,pinyin : jīnpái<Din pie>)”[Note 2].

The second meaning is the first meaningOlympicFrom the place of awarding to the winner,SportsTo be number one in a competition[3].


Gold medal as a sports medal

OriginallyFriIt is made of disc and has a disk shape.victorySymbolizelaurelHas been given a pattern such asMedalIs called as follows. Also, on the upper part of the main body,firstWide strings and ribbons are attached to hang it on the wall. Also,Metaphor"Victory" "WinIs also used as a meaning. In group sportsChampionship flag,TrophyEtc. are given to the team, but a gold medal is given to each player.

Modern olympic gold medal

Modern olympicIngold medalIt is,Olympic medalsKind of. It is a medal awarded to the person who has achieved the highest grade. In social valueFri-Silver-copperThe first place award is represented in gold, as is the order and gold is the highest.

Until the 2003 editionOlympic charterIn “purity 92.5% or moreSilver(Sterling SilverOr britannia silver) medal surface with 6g or more goldPlatingWhat was done”[5](In other words, it must be vermeil) (Rule 70, Bylaw 2-2). This is to ensure that there is no economic disadvantage depending on the host country.[6]. However, this statement has been deleted from the 2004 version of the Charter, leaving only the statement that the medal and diploma form must be submitted to the IOC for approval in advance (Rule 59). There is.

1912HeldStockholm OlympicsUntil then, he had adopted a pure gold medal.

The design of the medal differs depending on the competition.1998 Nagano OlympicsThen in partlacquerA paint was used.2006 Turin OlympicsThen the shape isdonutThe shapes were different in form. However,Summer olympicFor the back side of2004 Athens OlympicsThe standard is unified with the opportunity, and the goddess of victoryNike ReliefIt was fixed to what was given as. This changeギリシャ International Olympic Committee (IOC) request.


Modern olympic gold medal

Gold medal of other sports competitions

Bite a gold medal

chew a gold medal

The player who wins the gold medal bites the medal that he holds.OrShow and chewgestureTo doperformanceThere is[7]. It has been around since the late 20th century[7]. There is no term for this act,日本語Then "Bite a gold medalOrNothing"Or"Gold medalThe fireThat".Fluctuation of expressionThere is also a word form that abbreviates "gold".English(*De facto internationalcommon language) Then, "chew a gold medal(Meaning: bite a gold medal)" is commonly used.

world's first

There are various opinions about who performed the performance of biting a gold medal, but the most influential of them is1988 Seoul Olympicstime,Swimming200 meters for menFreestyleWonオーストラリアRepresentative player Duncan John Armstrong (en), that person[7]. Although the details of the reason are unknown, one theory is that "I tried to check whether the gold medal is made of real gold"[7].. After that, gold medalists from various countries and regions came to do this, and it became a spectacle that was widely caught by people all over the world through news and magazine articles.

Japan's first

JapanThen,1996 Atlanta Olympics OfjudoBecame a men's 71kg class gold medalistKenzo NakamuraHowever, it is held immediately after the award ceremony, and among those based on reliable information, this is "Japan andJapaneseIs considered the first performance as[7].インターネットAbove, for a long time, he became a gold medalist in the men's 2 kg class that took place two days after Nakamura's match.Tadahiro NomuraWas considered the first in Japan and the first in Japan[7]Nomura himself denied this, "NakamuraSeniorWas imitated."[7].. Also, since Nakamura's performance can be confirmed from sports photos taken at the time, Nakamura is the first person to the best of Nomura's knowledge.[7].. In the story of the person concerned about Nakamura's photograph published in the sports paper, Nakamura's performance wasカ メ ラ マ ンWas in response to the request of[7].. That person thinks that Nakamura had no idea to "bite a medal."[7].. like thisHistory(A statement)It seems that it started from Nakamura, but while Nomura became a young hope without a name before the game, the world's attention gathered, but only Nomura's performance was taken up, so it was ``Tadahiro Nomura. It is thought that the misunderstanding that "was the first in Japan" was born.

Mass media overheating

Then reportMass mediaMore demands were made from players from the side, and the demands were further escalated to create an atmosphere that is "normally done", if not "naturally done". . However, not all players who perform this performance or the general public who sees it are happy.[8].. There are many athletes who reluctantly respond to requests while feeling uncomfortable, and many ordinary people who only feel uncomfortable.[8].. From the 2000s to the 2010s, Japan was a time when mass media demands escalated endlessly, and athletes rejected it and public voices (such as TV viewers) replied. After that, perhaps realizing that it was not supported by many ordinary people, the mass media made fewer requests.

Individual response

2006 Turin Olympics OfFigure skatingGold medalistShizuka ArakawaDidn't respond to the reporter's request, saying "I don't understand what you bite"[8].. There were many people who supported this response.[8].2012 London OlympicsMedalist held in Japan afterTriumphparadeThen,Commercial broadcastTV stationPopular program relentlessly urged players to chew medals and became the target of viewers' criticism[8].

Also, what is required/requested isathleteDoesn't stop there.Nobel Prize in Physiology or MedicineAward winnerShinya YamanakaDr. 201212/12(Local time,+1 UTC) When I was interviewed by the press after the award ceremony, he said, “It's heavier than I thought, and I really feel the weight of history.” A male reporter asked me, "If it's possible, I'd like you to bite me (That... 〇×△□)"[Note 3].. Yamanaka, on the other hand, interrupted the reporter's words with his own words and said with a smiling smile, "No, I can't do that. It's a precious thing."[8][9].. Each of JapanTV stationThis sceneprogramThen.Cut and airHowever,TV Asahi TheJapan timeAfter 13:8 am on the XNUMXth,ANN News"YouTubeOfficial channel[9] OfOnline deliveryNEWSMovieAs it was delivered including the remarks of the problem, it became a place for people in the world to know[8].. In the part of "I want you to bite"telopWas up to[8].. Many people in the Internet are displeased that this performance expulsion, which is often unpleasant, spread to non-athletes, as well as “Nobel Prize winners who should be paid the utmost respect”.TroutI was angry at the extremely rude act of "I was angry, the reporter who made the problem and the company I belonged to, and the TV Asahi blame that delivered this without being ashamed.[8].. There was a runaway attempt to identify the reporter in question and the company to which they belonged, but it was speculated that "the company to belong to must be TV Asahi".[8].


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注 釈

  1. ^ In English, that first sense. The second meaning isGeographyField of賞Refers to the "gold medal" where[4](* Separate section "Gold Medal (Royal Geographical Society)"checking).
  2. ^ In Chinese, that first sense.
  3. ^ I can't hear well because the words in the Yamanaka block the "○×△□" part.


  1. ^ a b Shogakukan"DigitalDaijisen』.“gold medal". Koto bank. 2020/3/12Browse.
  2. ^ a b c Sanseido"Daijirin3rd edition. “gold medal”. Kotobank. 2020/3/12Browse.
  3. ^ a b c d Shogakkan "Selected Edition Japanese language dictionary』.“gold medal”. Kotobank. 2020/3/12Browse.
  4. ^ a b "gold medal". Eijiro on the WEB. Arc. 2020/3/12Browse.
  5. ^ "Organizing Committee says “Kamanai”, the heaviest gold medal in the London Olympics in history-Chinese media". Record China (September 2012, 4). 2020/3/12Browse.
  6. ^ Fuji Television Trivia Dissemination Committee "Trivia Fountain: Hee no Hon 4" Kodansha, 2003.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Naoki Kimura (Editor)Who is the first Japanese person to pose a "bite a gold medal?""J-CAST News"Jay Cast, August 2019, 7.2020/3/12Browse.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Professor Yamanaka, "Would you give me a medal?""J-CAST News"Jay Cast, August 2012, 12.2020/3/12Browse.*Although it is only a small part of the reaction of Internet residents at that time, you can browse the voices of article readers in the "Read comments" column.
  9. ^ a b Regarding the exchange between Yamanaka and the reporter, based on the existing J-CAST news article on the Internet,Nico Nico DougaThe video of the problem raised in (* The content was previously available for viewing "ANN News" officialYouTubeDelivery video "Weight of history" Prof. Yamanaka Nobel Prize medal<Delivery date: December 2012, 12>[Broken link]I confirmed the actual contents and transcribed it. It is possible to search by keywords [Professor Yamanaka, reporter, or something like that].

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