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World Athletics Championships: Not a pretty picture!

August 12, 2013 14:16 IST

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Sportsperson are tough. But they can also have moments of weakness.

Tears begin to roll down their eyes when years of hardwork go down the drain in the form of failure.

Rediff.com brings the emotions of the athletes during the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Moscow.

Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands falls to the track after crashing into the final hurdle next to Sharon Day of the US in the 100 metres hurdles during the women's heptathlon in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.


Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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An emotional Ancuta Bobocel of Romania and Ashley Higginson (right) of the US react after the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat.


Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Hitomi Niiya of Japan was leader of the pack and bravely pushed the pace. But it was a futile attempt to drop the African race favourites as lightning flashed over the Luzhniki stadium and heavy rain began to fall.

Niiya of Japan was reduced to tears after the Women's 10000 final during Day Two.

It was Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba who won gold with an awesome display of speed to complete a hat-trick of world championship 10,000 metres titles on Sunday.


Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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British runner  Laura Weightman’s defence of her 1500m women’s UK title ended in disappointment after she crashed out of an incident-packed final.


Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France reacts after failing to qualify in the Men's 110 metres hurdles heats.


Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Ruslan Dmytrenko of Ukraine receives treatment after the Men's 20km Race Walk final during Day Two.


Photographs: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Christophe Lemaitre of France was injured as he crossed the line in seventh and was stretchered off the track after the Men's 100 metres final.


Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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