The medals for the Commonwealth Games have been unveiled here Friday by Delhi Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.

The medal design is clean and simple and the dominant form that gives it dynamism is a rising upward spiral that starts taking shape from the plain textured base, gradually becoming the highlight of the medal, Kalmadi claimed.

The medals, made by the Indian Government Mint, Kolkata represents the rise to glory for each athlete from struggle to their moment of glory designers said.

The front of the medal has the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi logo and dates.

The back has the emblem of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

The medal is 6 millimetres thick with a diameter of 63.5mm.

The lanyard of the medal carries all six Games colours - pink, purple, green, red, yellow and blue - blending into each other.

It is created with Delhi 2010 brand and design elements.

The medal case is clean and simple with black background enhancing the logo embossed on top in gold, silver or bronze - matching the medal inside.

The colour and simplicity of the box is keeping with the significance of the product it carries, Kalmadi said.

The black base provides an appropriate background to the multi-hued lanyard and the medal itself.

There will be 271 gold medals, 271 silver medals and 282 bronze medals awarded during the Games, which are due to start on October 3.