On the obverse, the official emblem designed by Roger Excoffon.
On the reverse, the pictogram of the relevant discipline, also designed by Roger Excoffon.
The process used was a photographic transfer onto acid-impregnated steel. The engraving and finishing work was done by the Coins and Medals Administration in Paris.
For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, a medal was made for each discipline. In accordance with article 43 of the Olympic Regulations, the first and second place medals were made of 925/000 standard silver. The winners' medal was covered with six grams of pure gold.