The moment it is first placed around your neck. A medal: the symbol of each drop of sweat squeezed out of you during training. Each moment of doubt you had to overcome in order to proceed. Every single sacrifice you had to make to stand where you are standing now. This is you reward. It is more than just an object. This is the testimony to your hard work and the many successful battles you have fought with your opponents, with adversities and with your own weaknesses.