World Athletics day-by-day
British Medal winners:
Day one: Saturday 27 August
Big event: Usain Bolt, who set the world record of 9.58 seconds in his last World Championships 100m two years ago,
Brit watch: Former world and current Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu was The 27-year-old later wrote on Twitter that it had been "a tough day to cap off a tough season."
What else? Kenya took the first four places in the women's 10,000m final with Vivian Cheruiyot adding the title to her success in the 5,000m in Berlin two years previously.
Day two: Sunday 28 August
Big event: After making leisurely progress to the 100m final the day before, Usain Bolt was Fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake took the title in a time of 9.92 seconds.
Brit watch: Great Britain's Mo Farah came into the championships as the fastest man in the world this year, but was by Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan.
What else? Bob Hersh, vice-president of international athletics' governing body the IAAF, in the wake of Bolt's absence from the 100m final.
Day three: Monday 29 August
Big event: More controversy at the Championships as Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles is Robles crossed the line first, but the Chinese claim he made contact with their star hurdler Liu Xiang over the final flight of barriers. Jason Robinson of the United States is promoted to gold medal position with Xiang second and Great Britain's Andy Turner third.
Brit watch: In addition to Turner's bronze medal, establishing a lead of 151 points over Tatyana Chernova at the event's halfway point.
What else? South African Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to race in the championships,
Day four: Tuesday 30 August
Big Event: Teenager Kirani James upstaged American defending champion LaShawn Merritt to win Grenada's first world championship medal with
Brit watch: A disappointing showing in the javelin costs Jessica Ennis the lead in the penultimate event of the heptathlon and
What else? The so-called "cover curse" continues as Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva becomes the fourth athlete - after Steve Hooker, Usain Bolt and Dayron Robles - to disappoint after featuring as the main image on the cover of the daily programme in Daegu.
Day five: Wednesday 31 August
Big Event: Olga Kaniskina won a third successive gold in the day's only event - the women's 20 kilometre walk.
Brit watch: Middlesbrough-born Jo Jackson finished 23rd, though that was better than her showing in 2009 when she was disaqualified in the Berlin World Championships.
What else? Kaniskina broke the "cover curse". "I didn't even realise that had been the case for the other athletes," she said. "I'd like to thank everyone for not telling me about it before the race."
Day six: Thursday 1 September
Big event: Great Britain's Dai Greene added the world title to his European and Commonwealth crowns with victory in a high-quality 400m hurdles final. of Puerto Rican Javier Culson and South Africa's L.J van Zyl.
Brit watch: In addition to Greene's victory, team-mate Hannah England took silver in her first major championships in the 1500m.
What else? Triple jumper Yamila Aldama finished a creditable fifthin the triple jump on her debut for Great Britain at the age of 39. She has previously represented Cuba and Sudan.
Day seven: Friday 2 September
Big event: Jenny Meadows was hoping to finish on the podium for the fifth consecutive major championships in the women's 800m, but after looking in complete control for 700m of her semi-final she found herself in the last 100m and was eventually pushed into third. Only the first two qualified automatically, and she just missed out on one of the fastest losers' spots.
Brit watch: A clearly injured Chris Tomlinson and Goldie Sayers disappointed in the long jump and javelin finals respectively, while Christian Malcolm could not progress from his 200m semi-final. And GB's 4x400m team, hopeful of a bronze despite 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene's absence, came sixth. On a brighter note, of the triple jump with his first leap.
What else? Despite being left out of their 4x400m team for the final, 'Blade-runner' Oscar Pistorius as a member of South Africa's relay squad. In doing so, he became the first Paralympian to win a medal at an able-bodied world championships. Usain Bolt easily in just 20.31s to qualify for the 200m final.
Day eight: Saturday 3 September
Big event: Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200m final, running an impressive 19.40 seconds - the third-fastest time ever - to make up for the disappointment of his 100m final. Silver went to with American Walter Dix with Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre taking bronze.
Brit watch: American-born Tiffany Ofili-Porter finished an agonising fourth in the 100m hurdles final behind Australia's Sally Pearson. Ofili-Porter improved her own British record in the semi-finals with a new time of 12.56 seconds but was unable to recover from hitting the ninth hurdle in the final.
What else? The British women's 4x400m relay team - featuring both Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton - finished fourth in their final behind the United States, Jamaica and Russia. The GB quartet, which also included Lee McConnell and Nicola Sanders, clocked a time of 3:23.63 but would have needed a new UK record to make it onto the podium.
Day nine: Sunday 4 September
Big event: Mo Farah made up for the disappointment of being pipped for the 10,000m by winning the 5,000m in 13 minutes, 23.36 seconds and claim Britain's second gold medal of the Championships.
Brit watch: Phillips Idowu was unable to retain the triple jump world title he won in Berlin in 2009. His jump of 17.77m was his season's best, but it was beaten by 21-year-old American Christian Taylor, who lept to an incredible distance of 17.96m, the fifth best of all time.
What else? Germany's Betty Heidler, who broke the world record this year, was beaten in the final of the women's hammer by Russian Tatyana Lysenko with a throw of 77.13m and Caster Semenya was unable to defend her 800m world crown and had to settle for silver behind Mariya Savinova of Russia. The USA won the women's 4x100m relay and the Jamaicans - including Usain Bolt - set a new world record of 37.04secs to win the men's 4x100m, in which the USA and Britain failed to finish after a collision that resulted in each failing to pass the baton in the final exchange.