Of what gold medals?
Victory!!! How much is behind this word. This is the achieved goal, which is often sought for many years. It's so sweet to feel that all the tests have been passed and that your medal is on your chest. Every schoolboy who has the honor to try on a gold medal remembers sleepless nights spent on books playing outside his peers window, and the hard-won temptation to throw textbooks into the corner and run to friends screaming under the windows. But the strength of will and desire was made from a simple schoolboy champion. And although for a schoolboy this is in fact a great achievement is only an unforgettable intermediate victory, for a sportsman the gold medal is the goal of all life. This exhausting training, constant travel, long separation from the family, all for one - a gold medal, for the athlete is the goal, standing for any means.
A gold medal does not at all mean pure gold. Let's see what gold medals are made of. At the Olympics in Vancouver, the gold medal consisted of 550 g. Of silver with a 6-gram gold coating. Since 1960, school gold medals are made of tombac with 0.3 gram gold plated.
Apparently, gold in medals is very symbolic, but the desire for it makes the victory more precious than gold, so the champion does not care what gold medals are from, but only the medal and victory are important.