Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Thomas Barr (Athletics)

Back on the biggest stage five years after he finished in fourth place at the Rio Olympics

Thomas Barr celebrates after winning a bronze medal in the  400m Hurdles at the 2018  European Athletics Championships. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Thomas Barr celebrates after winning a bronze medal in the 400m Hurdles at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

 

Age: 28

Event: 400m Hurdles

Club: Ferrybank AC

Sealed his second Olympic qualification at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland where he ran a big season’s best performance of 48.39, his quickest time since winning a European bronze medal in 2018 in Berlin. Back on the biggest stage five years after he finished in fourth place at the Rio Olympics in 2016 in his Irish record 47.97 seconds.

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