Sweet sound of victory: 2016 Paralympics feature medals that rattle

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  • New Paralympic medals make noise when shaken
  • Gold, silver and bronze medals each make distinct sound

(CNN)For visually impaired medalists at the Paralympic Games in Rio, victory has a new, sweet sound.

This year, all 2,642 medals have small steel balls implanted inside. When shaken, each medal produces its own distinct sound.