Learn English – Is verbing in “I medalled in volleyball” etc correct


Is “I medalled in volleyball” a grammatically correct sentence? According to OED, medal is a verb and a noun.
I haven't seen any usage of the word as a verb, but I am assuming the above sentence is correct.

Best Answer

You hear that usage every time you watch the Olympics. "Medalled" is very much a verb in that community, and the announcers have picked it up wholesale.