The USR gymnasts, winners in women`s team all-round competition.
From left: Stella Zakharova, Natalia Shaposhnikova, Elena Naimushina,
Nelli Kim, Maria Filatova and Elena Davydova
According to the rules laid down in the Olympic
Charter, the Organising Committee provided the award and the commemorative
medals. The IOC endorsed the designs at its 80th Session in 1978.
The award medal was designed by Ilya Postol,
a young sculptor from Moscow. The obverse bears the traditional Olympic
symbol of victory: the goddess Nike holding a laurel wreath; in the lower
right-hand corner, a fragment of the Colosseum, above it, the inscription
in Cyrillic IGRY XXII Olimpiady. Moskva 1980 (Games of the XXII
Olympiad. Moscow 1980)
The reverse depicts a stylised Olympic Bowl
with burning flame against the background of a stadium arena. The upper
right-hand segment, carries the insignia of the Moscow Olympics. The name
of the sport appears on the rim. The medals are fastened to a ribbon bearing
the official colours of the 1980 Games. The award medal ist 60 mm in diameter
and 3 mm thick.
The gold medal is of Gold-plated (6 grams)
fine silver (92,5 per cent); the silver medal, of fine silver (92,5 per
cent); and the bronze medal, of tombac (copper with zinc).