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Sports | WAC '03 | Gallery      August 24, 2003

World Athletics Championships '03

The first day of competition has been completed at the 2003 World Athletics Championships in France, with medals being awarded in three events. The first gold medal at the ninth championships went to Ecuador.

Jefferson Perez captured the first gold medal of the Championships Saturday morning, winning the men's 20-kilometer walk in 1:17:21 hours.

Left: General action during the first round of qualifying for the women's pole vault