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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 August 2005, 09:04 GMT 10:04 UK
World Athletics day one photos

Great Britain's Mark Lewis-Francis comes fourth in his first race

A pained Mark Lewis-Francis struggles through the first round of the 100m but is eliminated in the second

Jason Gardener wins his heat in the 100m

But Jason Gardener wins his 100m heat in 10.19 seconds and goes on to qualify for Sunday's semi-finals

Paula Radcliffe competes in the 10,000m

Paula Radcliffe competes in the 10,000m but struggles to keep up the pace and ends up coming home in ninth place

The top competitors from Sweden, Great Britain and France compete in the 100m hurdles

Carolina Kluft, Kelly Sotherton and Eunice Barber get their heptathlon campaigns under way in the 100m hurdles

Maurice Greene and Frankie Fredericks watch the men's 100m heats in Helsinki

Former sprinting world champions Maurice Greene and Frankie Fredericks are among the spectators in Helsinki

Carl Myerscough in action

Great Britain's Carl Myerscough finishes 12th in the Shotput final, USA's Adam Nelson wins gold with a throw of 21.73m

Eunice Barber of France clears the bar in the heptathlon high jump

Ex-world champion Eunice Barber has the upper hand in the heptathlon after a brilliant display in the high jump

Jo Ankier trips up going over the water jump in the 3,000m steeplechase

Britain's Jo Ankier takes a tumble during the women's 3,000m steeplechase and doesn't qualify for the final

Rhys Williams prepares for his 400m hurdles heat

Rhys Williams qualifies from his 400m hurdles heat and fixes his sights on a personal best in the semi-finals

Kenny van Weeghel is just edged out by David Weir in the 100m wheelchair event

Britain's David Weir (right) just wins the 100m wheelchair event, bettering his own domestic record in the process

The field for the men's 20km walk

There is a big field for men's 20km walk, one of three finals on the opening day

Jefferson Perez of Ecuador wins the men's 20km wallk

An hour and 20 minutes later, Ecuador's Jefferson Perez is celebrating winning the first gold of the championships

Michael East comes fifth in the 1500m heats

Britain's Michael East has to dig deep in the 1500m heats but goes through as a fastest loser

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