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Medals to be Awarded in 9 Events on  Final Day of World  Athletics Championships - 2003-08-31


The final day of the competition at the 2003 World Athletics Championships in France will be a busy one, with gold medals up for grabs in nine different events. The team sprint relays will share the spot light with finals including the women's marathon, 1,500 meters and high jump, and the men's 5,000 meters.

Team USA will be doing its best to finish the championships in style on Day Nine, as the men's 4x100 and 4x400 and the women's 4x400-meter relay teams all have realistic chances of earning gold medals.

Another American with her eye on the podium Sunday is high-jumper Amy Acuff. But she knows it will not be easy.

"It is going to take me passing some lower heights and taking some real risks," she said. "Because as my meets have been going, I've been worn out by the time I get to that height and I don't have any energy left. But I know I can clear those heights with the clearances I've been getting on my lower heights."

Women will also go for the gold in the marathon, and 1,500 meters, while the men will try for medals in the javelin, 800- and 5,000 meters.

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