Definition of medallist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (US English medalist) noun
BrE BrE//ˈmedəlɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedəlɪst//
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a person who has received a medal, usually for winning a competition in a sport an Olympic medallist a gold/silver/bronze medallistExtra examples He was a European silver medallist in the 1 500 metres freestyle. She was the 100 metres bronze medallist at the World Championships. The event was opened by the double Olympic gold medallist, Seb Coe. a silver/​bronze medallist