Friendship Medals

Friendship Medals

During the 1936 Olympics, two Japanese pole vaulters, Shuhei Nashida and Sueo Ōe tied for second. Declining to compete against each other, Nashida was awarded silver and Oe bronze. On return to Japan, they had the medals cut in two and joined together to make two ‘friendship medals’ out of silver and bronze.

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