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medalist (n.)

also medallist, 1680s, "one skilled in medals," from medal (n.) + -ist. Meaning "medal-maker" is from 1756; that of "recipient of a medal" is from 1797.

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Definitions of medalist from WordNet

medalist (n.)
someone who has won a medal;
Synonyms: medallist
medalist (n.)
(golf) the winner at medal play of a tournament;
Synonyms: medallist / medal winner
From wordnet.princeton.edu