Britain's Paula Radcliffe won her first world title in the women's marathon at the World Championships in Helsinki.
Team GB's women won 4x400m relay bronze in the final session but the men's quartet just miss out in their final.
Britain's David Weir also took gold in the 200m wheelchair race though it does not count in the final medal table.
Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi won an historic 800m-1500m double, and Cuba's Osleidys Menendez's secured the javelin title with a world record throw of 71.70m.
DAY NINE DETAILS
Britain's Paula Radcliffe wins her first global title - and Team GB's first gold of the championships - when she battles to victory in two hours 20 minutes and 57 seconds.
Catherine Ndereba of Kenya takes the silver and Constantina Tomescu of Romania the bronze.
Men's high jump final
Yuriy Krymarenko of Ukraine wins the gold when he is the only competitor to clear 2.32m.
Victor Moya of Cuba and Yaroslav Rybakov of Russia tie for silver at 2.29m on the countback.
Red-hot favourite Olympic champion Stefan Holm fails to live up to his billing when he has the bar down three times at 2.32m.
Defending champion Jacques Freitag failed to qualify for the final.
Women's javelin final
Olympic champion Osleidys Menendez was the favourite to take the gold and duly lives up to expectations when she shatters her own world record with her opening throw of 71.70m.
Her previous world best was 71.54m, set in 2001.
Christian Obergfoll takes silver with a throw of 70.03m and her German team-mate Steffi Nerius secures third place with a mark of 65.96m.
But there is disappointment for Britain's Goldie Sayers - her throws of 54.44m and 52.94m are not enough to see her continue in the competition beyond round two.
Men's 200m wheelchair final
Britain's David Weir wins a second gold in this demonstration race in 25.47 seconds ahead of Netherlands' Kenny Van Weeghel and Thailand's Supachal Koysub.
Weir edged Van Weeghel to claim victory in the 100m a week ago - although neither event is not counted in the official medals table.
Men's 800m final
Rashid Ramzi won Bahrain's first world championship medal in Wednesday's 1500m final and completes an historic double when he takes the 800m title in a personal best time of one minute 44.24 seconds.
Pre-race favourite Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy makes his sprint for the line too late to catch Ramzi and has to settle for silver in 1:44.51.
Disappointment is etched on the Russian's face as he crosses the line.
William Yiampoy of Kenya takes bronze in 1:44.55.
Women's 1500m final
Tatyana Tomashova - narrowly beaten by Dame Kelly Holmes at last year's Olympics - successfully defends her title. She drives for home over the last 30m to win in four minutes 35 seconds.
Her Russian team-mate Yuliya Chizhenko finishes in second place but is later disqualified for obstruction.
Olga Yegorova is promoted to silver and France's Bouchra Ghezielle is awarded the bronze.
Britain's Helen Clitheroe initially finishes in 11th - despite a a season's best of 4:05.19.
But the disqualification of Chizhenko means she is promoted.
Men's 5,000m final
Benjamin Limo wins gold for Kenya.
Sileshi Sihine of Ethiopia takes the silver and Australian Craig Mottram fights his way to the line to take the bronze.
Ethiopian star Kenenisa Bekele and Morocco's Hicham El-Guerrouj were both missing.
Bekele, the world record holder at both the 5000m and 10,000m, retained his world title in the longer event on Monday but felt he lacked the fitness to do the double. El-Guerrouj has been ill.
Women's 4x400m relay final
The British quartet of Lee McConnell, Donna Fraser, Nicola Sanders and Christine Ohuruogu take the bronze.
But Ohuruogu gives everyone a fright when she eases up approaching the finish and almost lets Poland's Anna Jesien nick third place on the line.
Russia win the gold and Jamaica the silver.
America, the favourites going into the championships, were missing after they were disqualified in the heats for a lane infringement.
Men's 4x400m relay final
America take gold ahead of the Bahamas and Jamaica.
Britain just miss out, finishing fourth.
Tim Benjamin gets GB off to a great start with a lap of 45 seconds.
Martyn Rooney follows up with a blistering run of 44.80, then Robert Tobin clocks 44.60.
But the favourites, including America's 400m individual world champion Jeremy Wariner, power past Malachi Davis on the final lap.