Thomas Barr advances from 400m hurdles heats as Sara Treacy finishes 17th in Steeplechase
Published 15/08/2016 | 16:30
It was a good morning on the athletics track for Team Ireland with Waterford's Thomas Barr advancing from the heats of the 400m hurdles with a season's best performance.
Barr finished in second place behind Japan's Keisuke Nozawa in a time of 48.93 seconds.
It was a terrific performance given Barr's struggles with injury this season.
He will go in the semi-finals in the early hours of Wednesday morning as the 10th fastest qualifier.
Ireland's Sara Treacy came 17th in the final of the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 9:52.70.
Treacy was brought down in her heat and the video referee on track decided that the three athletes involved in the incident should be allowed to compete in the finale.
The qualified doctor struggled to keep pace in the race that was run at close to world record speed.
Gold went to Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet, Hyvin Jepkemoh of Kenya was second and USA’s Emma Coburn took bronze.