How many times have you seen a player who has won a gold medal bite the medal with his teeth? What is the reason behind it?
New Delhi, July 15: Olympics (Olympic 2021)(Or any other competition, participating in this Gold Medal)Gold Medal) Participates only with readiness to win and jealousy. How many times have you seen a player who has won a gold medal bite the medal with his teeth (Athlete bite medal). Videos of this moment go viral, as well as photos of these particular poses appear in newspapers; But why do these players do that? Is there a special reason for this? How exactly did this practice of chewing medals start? (Medal bite reason)
The answers to all these questions are hidden in the medals. As you may know, the first place winner gets a gold medal, the second place winner gets a silver medal and the third place winner gets a bronze medal. In the past, the gold medal was made entirely of pure gold. Gold is softer and more flexible than other metals. So when the first place winner chewed his gold medal, his toothache gnawed at the medal. It was a way to make an impression on your medal. In addition, they were able to make sure that the medal they received was really gold.
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In the past, there was a reason for biting a medal, but now players only do it as a photo pose. Today’s gold medals are not made entirely of pure gold. It contains a large amount of silver and a small amount of gold. The gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, which starts next week, will carry only six grams of gold. The total weight of this medal is 556 grams. This means that this ‘gold’ medal will have only 550 grams of silver.
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Interestingly, silver is much stronger than gold. Therefore, if a silver medal is bitten, it does not cause tooth ulcers; But even so, many times silver medalists take photos of themselves with medals in their teeth.
Many athletes say that many times we are asked by photographers to chew medals so that they can get a good photo. Many athletes these days do not even know why we are winning medals. Just like everyone else does, they also pose for photos.