China's most popular athlete, Liu Xiang, wins the gold in the 110-m hurdles.
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Lui pulled away from American Terrence Trammel over the last two hurdles and Trammel (1145) settled for the silver.
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Yargelis Savigne of Cuba wins gold in the women's triple jump.
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Barbora Spotakova (CZE) wins the world javelin throw title, with a mark of 67.07.
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Tyson Gay eclipsed fellow American Michael Johnson's 12-year-old championship record by .03 seconds after winning the Men's 200-m final in 19.76 sec. Gay won the 100-m title as well, becoming only the third man in history to win the world championship sprint double.
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Betty Heidler, 23, hurled 74.76 meters on her second attempt, winning gold for Germany in the women's hammer throw.
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge led all runners in the second heat of the Men's 5,000-m.
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Left to right: The American David Payne edged Spain's Jackson Quinonez, China's Dongpeng Shi and Jamaica's Maurice Wignall in the first heat of Men's 110-m hurdles semifinals.
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Australia's Jana Rawlinson won her second 400-m hurdles world championships gold medal -- eight months after giving birth.
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Sweden's Erik Sjoqvist collapses at the finish line after failing to qualify in the first heat of the Men's 5,000-m.
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Michelle Perry (left) won her second consecutive world title in the 100-m hurdles, earning another gold for the U.S.
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In his first big race as an American, Kenyan-born Bernard Lagat (1113) gives the U.S. its first 1,500-m title at the worlds. He won the gold with a time of 3:34.77.
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