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The Internet reacts to the medals for the World Championships

The medals were designed to represent the state of Oregon and surrounding area

Photo by: World Athletics/WCH Oregon22

The medals for the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore., have just been revealed, and the Internet has already roasted them.

According to World Athletics, the medals are inspired by the cross-section of a tree and are complete with seven rings to represent the seven regions of Oregon, with the logo of the 2022 World Championships in the middle. The other side of the medal features marble landscapes and white Art Deco façades of the great public buildings in the U.S., including Oregon’s state capitol. The outer edge of each medal also is textured to feel like tree bark.

Photo: World Athletics/ WCH Oregon22

A first glance, the medals look like something you’d get from a virtual race or the Lumberjack World Championships, and Twitter agrees.

Athletes who finish in the top three at World Championships in each of 49 track and field events will receive these medals.

The 2022 World Athletics Championships are set to begin on Friday, July 15 and run till the 24th from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.