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Athletes Compete in Seven Medal Events on Seventh Day Of World Athletics Championships in Berlin


Seven medal events are on the schedule Friday at the World Athletics Championships in Germany. Our correspondent has the story from Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Day Seven will be another busy one as the men's 50-meter race walk kicks off the action (at 0700 UTC). Other finals Friday include the battle for gold in the men's long jump, high jump and 400 meters.

Among those going for the gold in the 400 are Americans Jeremy Wariner and LaShawn Merritt. Merritt, the top qualifier with a world leading time of 44.37 seconds in Wednesday's semifinals, says he feels good about his chances.

"I'm confident, you know," said LaShawn Merritt. "I'm confident from coming off an Olympic title last year. Had a great race yesterday, a great race today. Feeling good, I ran a smart race. I'll rest and get ready for Friday."

The women will try to reach the podium in the discus throw and 200 meters. Medals will be also handed out in the men's and women's 200 meters for visually impaired runners.

Qualifiers will also have to be at their best Friday, as they compete in the men's javelin throw, 800 and 4X100-meters. Women will try to advance in the long jump, 1,500 and 4X100 meters.

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