The podium where figure skating champion Kim Yu-na received her gold medal during the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in Canada was the creation of Korean-Canadian designer James Lee.
"It was thrilling to watch Kim Yu-na standing with a gold medal on the podium that I designed," he says.
Lee also designed the presentation trays for the medals. "I used sleek shapes for the design of the trays inspired by the curving bodies of figure skaters as they leap into the air," he says.
Lee, a freelance designer with his own company, Atelier JLee, already drew acclaim with his designs for the podiums and medal trays during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.