Thomas Barr wins 400m hurdles heat at European Championships

The Waterford athlete has progressed to the semi-finals in Munich.

Barr after winning his heat.
Barr after winning his heat.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

IRELAND’S THOMAS BARR is through to the 400m hurdles semi-finals at the European Championships in Munich. 

Running in Heat 2, the 30-year-old edged out Ramsey Angela of the Netherlands to claim first place in a time of 49.49. 

That means the Rio Olympian progresses to tomorrow morning’s semi-final as the fourth-fastest qualifier. 

Kate O’Connor, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, has been forced to withdraw from the heptathlon due to injury.

Tonight, Dubliner Rhasidat Adeleke competes in the 400m final. 

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In cycling, Kelly Murphy finished in 15th place in the women’s individual time trial while Joanna Patterson came home in 17th place. Murphy clocked a finishing time of 33:25.84 with Patterson coming in behind her on 33:32.56.

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