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Last Updated: Sunday August 23 2009 17:58 GMT

In pictures: World Athletics Champs 2009

Martyn Rooney

Martyn Rooney won England's final medal of the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in the men's 4x400m relay. They picked up a silver behind the American winners.

Lisa Dobriskey

Lisa Dobriskey won a silver medal in the women's 1,500m, but only after the race winner was disqualified. That meant Lisa's bronze was upgraded to a silver.

Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

Great Britain grabbed a fourth medal at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday. The men's 4x100m relay team raced to a bronze medal.

Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater and Steve Mulli

But Team GB couldn't catch Jamaica. Usain Bolt took the opportunity to show off for photographers with his team-mates after they won the gold medal.

Chris Tomlinson

Chris Tomlinson was one of two British athletes in the long jump final, along with Greg Rutherford. Tomlinson finished eighth and Rutherford fifth.

The men's marathon

Athletes in the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin run past the famous Brandenburg Gate.

Rain in the Berlin stadium

On Friday night rain caused big problems inside the stadium. Events had to be delayed because the bad weather made the track too dangerous to run on.

LeShawn Merrit

When the rain stopped falling one of the big finals started - the men's 400m. America's LeShawn Merrit outpaced rival Jeremy Warriner to take the gold medal.

Lisa Dobriskey

One of the best British performances of the night came from Lisa Dobriskey who qualified for the final of the women's 1,500m on Sunday.

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt did it again on Thursday at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The Jamaican star won the men's 200m in another world record, of 19.19 seconds.

Blanka Vlasic

The lady leaping over the high jump bar is Blanka Vasic from Croatia. She took gold in a thrilling final, beating German favourite Ariane Friedrich to win.

The men's 110m hurdles final

But who won this race? The men's 110m hurdles was a really, really close finish. The man in the middle, Ryan Braithwaite of Barbados, was the winner.

Jenny Meadows

On Wednesday Great Britain won another medal at the championships. Jenny Meadows snatched a bronze medal in the women's 800m.

Robert Harting

Somewhere in there is German discus thrower Robert Harting. He'd just won gold with his final throw of the competition and was in the mood to celebrate. Hope the mascot didn't mind!

The end of the women's 100m hurdles race

Now this is a close finish! Brigitte Foster-Hylton (at the top of the image) of Jamaica had just enough energy to win gold in the women's 100m hurdles.

Phillips Idowu

On Tuesday Phillips Idowu won Great Britain's second gold medal at the championships. He set a new personal best of 17.73m on the way to first place in the triple jump.

Christine Ohuruogu

But Christine Ohuruogu wasn't on her best form. The Olympic champion could only come fifth in the women's 400m final. America's Sanya Richards blasted to the gold medal.

David Greene

David Greene only finished seventh in the final of the men's 400m hurdles, but still showed he could be a medal winner in the future.

Shelly-Ann Fraser

The gold medals kept coming for Jamaica on Monday at the World Athletics Championships. Shelly-Ann Fraser won the women's 100m in the third fastest time ever.

Kenenisa Bekele

Another big winner was Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia. He on the men's 10,000m title for the FOURTH time. Bekele has never lost a 10,000m race at a major event.

Yelena Isinbayeva

But there was a huge, huge shock in the women's pole vault when Yelena Isinbayeva failed to win. She was unbeaten for five years in the event, but couldn't clear a single height.

Usain Bolt

The men's 100m final is one of the biggest events at the championships. Usain Bolt is one of the biggest stars, but could anyone stop him in the race on Sunday?

Usain Bolt

No they couldn't! The Jamaican superstar didn't disappoint, blasting to victory in an amazing time of 9.58 seconds, beating America's Tyson Gay into second.

Usain Bolt

Even Bolt seemed surprised by his new world record - a massive 0.11s faster than the time he set in the Olympics in Beijing.

Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon

Just before Bolt's run Great Britain's Jessica Ennis won gold for Team GB. She became the first British athlete ever to become the world heptathlon champion.