Thomas Barr impresses at World...


Thomas Barr impresses at World Championships

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

07:31 27 Sep 2019

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Thomas Barr is through to the men's 400 metre hurdles semi-final in Doha.

The Waterford athlete set a time of 49:41 to finish second in Heat 1 behind reigning world champion Karsten Warholm of Norway.

It was more than enough for the 27-year-old to advance to the next stage, as the Top 4 in his heat qualified.

Onwards to Semi-Final

Ireland, Thomas Barr Ireland's Thomas Barr on the way to finishing second to qualify behind Norway's Karsten Warholm ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Only four athletes set a faster time than Barr in the four qualifying heats.

The semi-finals will take place at 4:05pm Irish time on Saturday, and the final on Monday.

Ireland, Michelle Finn Ireland's Michelle Finn on her way to finishing ninth and failing to qualify for the final ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Meanwhile, Michelle Finn finished ninth in her Women's 3000 metre steeplechase heat.

The Cork athlete set a time of 9:47:44. Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech led the way in the heat in a time of 9:18:01.

On Saturday, Donegal's Mark English's 800 metre heat takes place at 5:36pm Irish time.

And at 9.30pm Irish time, it's the turn of Brendan Boyce in the 50km race walk final.

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