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Kim Collins squeezed across the line to give the tiny Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis its first world track champion.
American John Capel secured his first major track title in 20.30 seconds, followed by compatriot Darvis Patton one-hundredth of a second behind.
Jerome Young finally fulfilled his potential with a gold medal for the United States, then denied committing a doping offence after reports said he tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in 1999.
Algeria's Djabir Said-Guerni outsprinted Russian Yuriy Borzakovskiy for a narrow victory.
Hicham El Guerrouj stakes his claim to be the greatest middle-distance runner of modern times with another fine win.
Kenyan teenager Eliud Kipchoge denied Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele by winning a
Kenenisa Bekele brought an era to an end when he defeated fellow-Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.
Morocco's Jaouad Gharib, running in only his second marathon, was the surprise winner.
Kenyan-born Saif Saaeed Shaheen, formerly known as Stephen Cherono, earned a $1m bonus for winning Qatar's first world medal.
American Allen Johnson became the most successful high hurdler in world championship history with his fourth title.
Felix Sanchez, unbeaten for two years, retained his title in a year's best time of 47.25 seconds.
Ecuador's Jefferson Perez won the first gold medal of the championships with a world best of one hour 17 minutes 21 seconds.
Poland's Robert Korzeniowski, 35, won his third world title in a world best of three hours 36.03 seconds.
J.J. Johnson ran a scorching anchor leg to overhaul Britain's Dwain Chambers near the line and earn the depleted
US team victory on the final day.
Jerome Young collected his second gold medal of the world championships when he anchored the US team to victory.
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South Africa's Jacques Freitag won with a leap of 2.35 metres.
Italian Giuseppe Gibilisco added eight centimetres to his personal best for a surprise gold medal.
American Dwight Phillips, in a patriotic blue and white hooded body suit, brought the world long jump title back to the United States for the first time in 10 years.
Sweden's Christian Olsson won his first major title with a best of 17.72 metres after defending champion Jonathan Edwards quit midway through the competition.
Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus returned from a two-year drugs ban to win.
Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania won with his first throw of 69.69 metres.
Ivan Tikhon of Belarus won his first major title.
Russian Sergey Makarov's opening throw of 85.44 metres was enough to earn him his first major title.
American Tom Pappas, whose Greek grandfather was a professional wrestler, set his sights on Olympic gold in Athens after victory in Paris.
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American champion Kelli White clocked the fastest time in the world this year to take victory in 10.85 seconds.
Kelli White became the first American to complete a world sprint double, but was withdrawn from the 4x100m relay final after testing positive for a stimulant not at present on the banned list.
Ana Guevara became the first Mexican to win a world title.
Mozambique's Maria Mutola headed training partner Kelly Holmes of Britain, sparking accusations of team work.
Russian Tatyana Tomashova stunned European champion and race favourite Sureyya Ayhan to win in a lifetime best of three minutes 58.52 seconds.
Ethiopian teenager Tirunesh Dibaba foiled her more illustrious compatriot Berhane Adere's global double bid.
Ethiopian Berhane Adere produced an astonishing burst of speed in the final lap to claim victory.
Catherine Ndereba restored Kenyan pride by giving them their first gold medal on the final day of the championships.
Canada's Perdita Felicien smashed her lifetime best with victory in 12.53 seconds to upset gold medal favourite Brigitte Foster.
Australian Jana Pittman overhauled world record holder Yuliya Pechonkina to win the title.
Yelena Nikolayeva strode to a comfortable win at the age of 37, with Gillian O'Sullivan in second for the Republic of Ireland.
Former European champion Christine Arron anchored France to their second gold medal on the final Saturday.
The US quartet made amends for the defeat in the sprint relay, beating Russia and Jamaica.
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South African Hestrie Cloete retained her title with a Commonwealth record of 2.06 metres.
Russia's Svetlana Feofanova ended Stacy Dragila's supremacy at major events by winning the gold medal.
Eunice Barber snatched the gold medal for France before a ecstatic crowd at the Stade de France.
Russian Tatyana Lebedeva retained her triple jump crown with a leap of 15.18 metres.
Russian Svetlana Krivelyova, 34, finally won the world title at her sixth attempt.
Irina Yatchenko, 37 and four months older than walker Yelena Nikolayeva, became the oldest world champion ever.
Cuba's Yipsi Moreno braved a partisan crowd to retain her title.
Greece's Mirela Manjani regained the title she won in 1999.
Swede Carolina Kluft became the third best heptathlon performer ever with 7,001 points, and then invited her rivals to join in a lap of honour.