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5 Gold Medals On The Line On Day 4 of World Athletics Championships


Five more gold medals will be on the line Tuesday -- Day Four of the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Men are competing for medals in three events, while the women go for the gold in two.

Tuesday begins with qualifying rounds in the men's discus throw, 200-meters and 400-meters, while the women will try to advance in the high jump and 1500-meters.

The men will have the first chance to make it to the medal podium in Tuesday's evening session, when they compete in the finals of the triple-jump.

The women then take center stage for two medal events, with the finals in the javelin throw and 400-meters. American Sanya Richards, who will be trying for her first 400-meter world championship title, told VOA Sports her thoughts on the final.

"Well I mean, I don't know, I don't want to predict times. The ladies ran really fast in the other heats. There were a lot of sub-50s [less than 50 seconds]. So it's going to be a really good final," she said.

The men follow with the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase. And in the last two events of the night, the women will compete in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles, while the men will try to reach the podium in that same event.

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