World Championships in Athletics 2011

Athletes from around the world gathered in the South Korean city of Daegu, where the eponymous stadium held the 13th championship in athletics IAAF. The competition will last from August 27 to September 4, 2011.









1. The athlete LaShawn Merritt of the United States poses with the national flag after winning medals in the 400 meters race. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 58,140,859

2. The Portuguese athlete Sara Moreira during the running race with obstacles on the 3,000 meters for women. The fourth day of the 13th World Championship in Athletics. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)


3. Kieran James of Grenada (center) crosses the finish line ahead of American LaShawn Merritt (right), thus winning gold in the 400 meters race. Merritt got the silver. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 82,050,529

4. Kieran James of Grenada crosses the finish line ahead LaShawn Merritt of the United States. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 64,986,125

5. Mushrooms Habib Tunisia enjoys a silver medal in the women's steeplechase final at the 3000 meters. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 13,446,072

6. Habib mushrooms after the finish line in a race with obstacles on the 3000 meters. (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus) 49,907,761

7. Habib mushrooms after the finish line in a race with obstacles on the 3000 meters. (Photo by Chris McGrath / Getty Images)


8. Brazilian Fabiana Murer athlete, winner of the pole vault final of the women's 4 th day of the championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)


9. Fabian Murer (Brazil), speaking at the final pole vault for women. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 72,155,191

10. Robert Hartting (Germany) is the gold in the final of the competition in discus. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 44,817,643

Abubaker Kaki 11. (Sudan) prays after wins second silver medal in the 800 meters race. (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus) 10,567,498

12. Yarisli Silva (Cuba), speaking at the final pole vault. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

13. Owners of gold and silver, respectively, Jessica Ennis (UK, left) and Tatyana Chernova (Russia, right) and other participants heptathlon greet the audience during the parade lap. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 66,910,300

14. Russian athlete Tatyana Chernova (center right) hugs compatriot Anna Bogdanova (center left) after winning the heptathlon. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner) 64,327,703

15. Tatyana Chernova (Russia, left) and Jessica Ennis (UK right) cross the finish line. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

16. Fabiana Murer (Brazil), speaking at the final pole vault. (AP Photo / Lee Jin-man) 42,208,955

17. Angelo Taylor (USA) during a performance in the final race with obstacles. (Photo by Chris McGrath / Getty Images)

18. Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva prepares for the final pole vault. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 56,933,343

19. Russian athlete Tatyana Chernova makes long jump during the heptathlon competition. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 51,856,271

20. The British athlete Jessica Ennis makes a long jump during the heptathlon competition. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 84,365,905

21. The British athlete Jessica Ennis makes a long jump during the heptathlon competition. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 74,969,321

22. Jillian Camarena-Williams (USA) after receiving the bronze in the final of throwing the nucleus. (Photo by Chris McGrath / Getty Images)

23. Valerie Adams (New Zealand) after winning the final of throwing the nucleus (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus) 73,302,298

24. Oscar Pistorius (South Africa) during the semifinals of the 400 meters run. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 60,199,679

25. Daiichi Sawa (Japan) in voremya performances in the final pole vault. (Photo by Mark Dadswell / Getty Images)

26. Primoz Kozmus (Slovenia), speaking at the final hammer throwing. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 46,849,918

27. Athletes from the United States Jason Richardson (right) and David Oliver (center) the lead in the race with obstacles in the 110 meters. (AP Photo / Kin Cheung) 74,005,305

28. Mi Kyong-go-Dream (South Korea), Jasmine Chaney (USA) and Amalia Sharoyan (Armenia) during the steeplechase at 400 meters. (Photo by Ian Walton / Getty Images)

29. Yohan Blake (Jamaica, left) crosses the finish line first, ahead of Walter Dix (USA, right), in the final race at 100 meters. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 55,512,392

30. American athletes Trey Hardy (right) and Ashton Eaton (left) celebrate the victory in the race for 1500 meters in the decathlon. (Photo by Michael Steele / Getty Images)

31. Ibrahim Ceylan (Ethiopia) after receiving the gold in the 10 km race. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer) 70,031,194

32. Denia Caballero (Cuba), speaking at the final competition in discus. (Photo by Michael Steele / Getty Images)

33. Olga Kucherenko (Russia) during a performance in the final of the competition in long jump. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Bongarts / Getty Images)

34. Ashton Eaton (USA) throws a spear during the decathlon competition. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 52,081,722

35. From left to right: Tony MakKvey (USA), Martyn Rooney (UK), Chris Brown (Bahamas), Femi Ogunode (Qatar), Oscar Pistorius (South Africa), Nery Brenes (Costa Rica) in the race for 400 meters. (AP Photo / Shuji Kajiyama) 77,639,376

36. Nikki Hamblin (New Zealand) rises after falling during the race at 1,500 meters. (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus)

37. Nikki Hamblin (New Zealand) is on track, and the rest of the athletes run to the finish line during a race at 1,500 meters. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)

38. Libor Charfraytag (Slovakia) during the hammer throw competition. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) 44,473,652

39. spotrsmenka Russian Olga Zaitseva during qualifying in the long jump. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 91,949,528

40. The Japanese athlete Megumi Kinukava (center) receives assistance from the arbitrator (left) and compatriot Cavo Sugihara (left) during the race at 10,000 meters. (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus) 73,144,673

41. Vivian Cheruiyot Dzhepkemoi (Kenya) crosses the finish line in the race at 10,000 meters. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 88,291,295

42. The athlete completed the final race in the 10,000 meters. (Photo by Ian Walton / Getty Images)

43. From top to bottom: Nilson Andre (Brazil), Simon Magakve (South Africa) Usain Bolt (Jamaica), Gerald Phiri (Zambia), Abduraim Haroun (Chad) during a race in the 100 meters. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip) 72,235,666

44. From top to bottom: Jessica Zelinka (Canada), Jennifer Oeser (Germany), Jessica Ennis (UK) during a race in the 100 meters hurdles in the pentathlon competition. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

45. Trey Hardy American athlete preparing for the start of the race with obstacles in the 110 meters in the decathlon. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

46. ​​Carmelita Jeter (USA), winner of the gold in the final race at 100 meters. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

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