Thomas Barr shines at Diamond League meeting

Irish athlete finished third in the 400 metre hurdles

BY Raf Diallo 21:28 Thursday 15 June 2017, 21:28 15 Jun 2017

Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Thomas Barr performed excellently at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday night to take third place in the men's 400 metres hurdles.

A fine finish saw the Waterford man record as season's best time of 48.95 seconds.

The race was won by Norway's Karsten Warholm, with Olympic bronze medalist Yasmani Copello ahead of Barr in second.

Barr just missed out on an Olympic medal in the Rio 2016 final, finishing fourth and within 0.05 seconds of the same man who pipped him to Olympic bronze, Copello.

His time in Thursday's Diamond League race did not match that Irish national record from Rio of 47.97 but was 0.44 faster than his season's best time.

He also earns six ranking points for that performance.

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