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Top Athletes Compete on Day 2 of World Athletics Championships Qualifiers - 2003-08-22


Qualifying competition continues on Day Two of the 2003 World Athletics Championships, with the top athletes in the world giving their all in 14 different disciplines. But medals will also be up for grabs in three events.

Athletes will be going for the gold both morning and night as Day Two begins with the finals of the women's 20-kilometer walk.

Qualifying heats in Sunday's morning session include men's discus, and women's heptathlon long jump, 400-meters and 400-meter hurdles.

In the afternoon, the women will attempt to make the grade in the heptathlon javelin throw and 800-meters, as well as the triple jump, 100 and 800-meters. U.S. women's head coach Angie Taylor says she has high expectations.

"I think that we are going to do very well. The team is excited, we are really pumped and we are ready for this action to start," she said.

The men will compete in the 100 and 400-meter sprint heats and semifinals. Medals will be awarded in the last two events of the day, the men's 10,000 meters and the women's 100-meter sprint.