Thomas Barr smashes Irish record to reach 400m hurdles final in stunning fashion
Thomas Barr produced the performance of his life to qualify for the final of the 400m hurdles on Thursday.
The Waterford athlete smashed his own Irish record to win the third semi-final in a time of 48.39.
The 24-year-old was visibly chuffed after the race.
His display is even more remarkable when you consider that his preparation has been curtailed by injury woes.
So it wasn't a dream anyway . Getting the head back in the game for one more dance tmoro. Thanks for the unreal support driving me on!— Thomas Barr (@TomBarr247) August 17, 2016
It’s the first time since 1932 that Ireland have had a finalist in the 400 hurdles when Bob Tisdall won gold.