Thomas BARR

Thomas BARR - Ireland - Fourth at 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 13 August 2014

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      Friday, 24 July 1992
      Waterford, Ireland.
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Thomas BARR - Ireland - Fourth at 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Thomas Barr is pictured during his semi final of the 400 metres at the 2014 European

Championships in Zurich (49.30). He was also part of the relay team that set the

Irish national record in the 4 × 400 metres relay in the final,  finishing 5th.

Brian Gregan, Mark English, Richard Morrissey and Thomas Barr.    3:01.67 National record


Two years later at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games he was setting another record - in his

individual event - the 400m hurdles. Second in his heat at the, he then won

his semi final in 48.39 for an Irish record and then topped that in the final.

He became the first Irish man to break 48 seconds for the event


2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Men's 400 metres final.


 1.  Kerron Clement  United States  47.73  SB
 2.  Boniface Mucheru Tumuti  Kenya  47.78  NR
 3.  Yasmani Copello  Turkey  47.92  NR
 4.  Thomas Barr  Ireland  47.97  NR
 5.  Annsert Whyte  Jamaica  48.07  PB
 6.  Rasmus Mägi  Estonia  48.40  NR
 7.  Haron Koech  Kenya  49.09  
 Javier Culson  Puerto Rico    DQ