Lot #4068
Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Silver Winner's Medal

Silver medal from Sydney 2000, awarded to a Ukrainian gymnast, with all proceeds donated to the ongoing war effort

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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Silver medal from Sydney 2000, awarded to a Ukrainian gymnast, with all proceeds donated to the ongoing war effort

Rare winner's medal issued to Ukrainian gymnast Ruslan Mezentsev at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Silver, 68 mm, 185 gm, by Wojciech Pietranik and Brian Thompson; manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint. The front depicts a 'Seated Victory' with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays the Olympic rings over the iconic Sydney Opera House, with the Sydney Olympic torch at right, inscribed in the upper and lower rim, "Artistic Gymnastics / Men’s Team." Medal features instances of scratching, scuffing, and tarnishing. Complete with the original blue ribbon embroidered in silver with the legend, "Sydney 2000." In the men’s artistic team all-around at the Sydney Olympics, Mezentsev competed in the Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, and Still Rings events, adding a total of 28.725 to the Ukrainian team’s final score of 230.306, enough to clinch a second-place finish behind the Chinese national team, which tallied 231.919 total points. Accompanied by two Ukrainian 1 hryvnia coins.

The consignor will be donating all funds to help his town fight the war in Ukraine and RR Auction will be donating the Buyer's Premium.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #640 - Ended July 21, 2022