PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Medals

The medals are the fruits of the efforts of the athletes and other participants who have worked hard for the Connected Passion. The medals for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games have been inspired bythe Hangeul (Korean characters), Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) and the Hanok (Korean traditional house), Korea’s traditional and unique culture.
Details on the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Medals

PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Medals

Mountatin, Cloud, Wood, Wind
Traditional patterns, including clouds, mountatins, wind and woods that symbolize the beautiful nature of pyeongChang and Gangwon Province are engraved on the obverse
The strap has been created using Gapsa, a traditional Korean fabric
'PyeongChang 2018' is engraved in Braille
The official Games emblem with the name of the sports or discipline

We support all the Paralympian who will compete in PyeongChang!

Medal : Hangeul, One of the most scientific writing systems in the world

The front side of the medal is the Paralympic emblem, ‘Agitos’, along with the braille letters that reads as ‘PyeongChang 2018’, carved on the medal as per the Paralympic regulations. (Reference: Picture #1)

The Korean consonants of the phrase ‘PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games Two-Thousand-Eighteen’ in Korean are carved on the side part of the medal with three-dimensional effect. (Reference: Picture #2)

The back part of the medal shows the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games emblem and the name of the event.

Strap : Hanbok, Korea's traditional fabric

‘Gapsa technique’, one of Korea’s traditional techniques that is used for making Hanbok, was used on the Paralympics medal straps for the first time in its history. The Gapsa fabric (fine gauze-like fabric) is very light, is well ventilated, translucent, and is of fine quality.

On the Gapsa fabric are the snowflake patterns, one of the look motifs for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, and are consisted of Korean consonant letters, embroidered in Korean traditional method. The typography and the Olympics emblem were also embroidered using the traditional method.

Case : Hanok, Korea's traditional houses

The medal case was inspired by the Korean traditional house, Hanok. The simple yet elegant curves of the eaves have been reinterpreted in modernistic way and was made with hardwood.