Waterford athlete Thomas Barr has won a bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the European Championships in Berlin.
It’s a fantastic accomplishment for the Ferrybank AC athlete, who is the sixth ever Irish athlete to win a medal at the European championships and the first Irishman to win a sprint medal at the championships.
The race was won by Karsten Warholm, with Yasmani Copello in second.
Thomas ran the race in 48.31, a season’s best and the fastest he has run since finishing fourth in the 2016 Olympic final in Rio.
The 26-year-old was put under pressure by France’s Ludvy Valliant around the final turn, but a strong finish put him on the podium.
Speaking to RTE Sport after the race he said he started the day feeling very nervous but became more relaxed closer to the race.
He praised the Irish support, his coaches, physio, family and friends and said it was an ‘unbelievable’ experience.
Huge congratulations to him!