Weightlifting competitor's badge, 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Badge
Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games competitor's badge, worn by Malayan featherweight weightlifter, Koh Eng Tong. The badge features, in the centre, the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games emblem, comprising of a flaming torch mounted onto the location of Melbourne, on a map of Australia. The Olympic rings feature above the torch. Around the emblem is a raised text, embedded in a red enamel field, reading, "OLYMPIC GAMES / MELBOURNE 1956". The back of the badge features the manufacturer's details, as well as the badge number '8157'. A flared white ribbon stitched around a small flange at the base of the badge features the printed text: 'WEIGHTLIFTING'.
0 - Whole: H: 125 W: 31 D: 7mm (H: 4 15/16 W: 1 1/4 D: 1/4")
Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Koh Eng Tong.


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