|Location||People's Republic of China|
|Type||Souvenir medals › Event souvenir|
|Currency||China - Souvenir Tokens|
|Composition||Silver (.925) plated brass|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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Cultural inspiration - Swift; Beijing's sand martin kite.
Olympic Ring - Green
Represented Element - Sky
Represented sport - gymnastics
The swallow is a messenger of spring and happiness in Chinese culture, and is seen as a symbol of good fortune. The Chinese character for swallow (燕) is also used in Yanjing (燕京), an old name for Beijing; thus the swallow alludes to Beijing. Nini's headgear uses the design of Beijing's sand martin kites, which are colourful cross-shaped kites modeled after swallows.
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