UAE breaks Guinness record for largest medal

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 7 March 2021: The United Arab Emirates has entered the Guinness Book of Records for presenting the largest sports medal in the world.

This achievement, however, is much more than what meets the eye. This medal bears the emblem of an initiative known as ‘Al Forsan’. This initiative is consistent and representative of a history-rich legacy, that revolves around the spirited sense of entrepreneurship, through the dynamic notion of positive citizenship.

The medals’ dimensions are reflective of this sentiment. Its approximate weight is 68.5 kilograms and has a surface diameter of 2.56 sqm. The medal is also160 centimetres in length and width, and has an additional depth of 7.4 centimeters.

Guinness book of records committee regulations included the use of highly specific raw materials, including a stainless steel coating topped off with pure gold. This was then embellished with an intricate engraving of the ‘Al Forsan’ emblem and was then further decorated with a 4-meter ribbon.

The initiative embodies the surge of interest in sports and challenging physical activities in the country. Additionally, several initiatives promoting humanitarian and charitable practices were put in place.

Dr. Obaid Al Ketbi, the man behind the ‘Al Forsan’ initiative, voiced his pride for securing this sporting accomplishment.


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