A silver medal in sports and other similar areas involving competition is a medal made of, or plated with, silver awarded to the second place finisher, or runner-up, of contests or competitions such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. The outright winner receives a gold medal and the third place a bronze medal. More generally, silver is traditionally a metal sometimes used for all types of high-quality medals, including artistic ones.
Famous quotes containing the word silver:
“O, let us have him, for his silver hairs
Will purchase us a good opinion,
And buy mens voices to commend our deeds.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)