IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere medal has been designed by local artist Jenni Laine. Tampere Stadium, the championships venue, is located right in the middle of the medal as it´s heart.
– The stadium is the beating heart of the medal, the core of the city. I also wanted other important elements of the city to the medal, which are lakes Näsi and Pyhä and the Pyynikki ridge area around the stadium, Laine clarifies.
Jenni Laine has experience in designing the medals for athletics championships also before. Her masterpiece was five years ago the Tampere U23 European Championships medal.
As a profession Laine works as a PE teacher at Varala Sports Institute and enjoys leisure time with painting, especially with oil paintings. She has a degree in art education as well as a degree in physical education.