Isaac Makwala celebrates his second place finish in his 200m semi-final in London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

There was no stopping him this time. After squeezing two qualifying rounds into the one night, Isaac Makwala is through to the final of the 200 metres(...)

Thomas Barr of Ireland after finishing in fourth place with a new Irish record of 47.97 during the Men’s 400m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium, Maracanã, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It may go down as one of the great near misses in our Olympic history but there was no disputing Thomas Barr the honour of Irish athlete of the year f(...)

  Annsert Whyte,  Kerron Clement and  Thomas Barr in the 400m hurdles final. Photograph:   Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty

Irish Olympic 400m hurdler Thomas Barr came close – 0.05 seconds, or about one stride away – to a bronze medal in an event where an Irish athlete las(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr comes home in fourth place as USA’s Kerron Clement takes gold in the men’s 400m hurdles at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

There has already been so much cruel or else unusually ecstatic about these Olympics from an Irish sense and in keeping with that mood Thomas Barr has(...)

Ireland’s Tomas Barr reacts after crossing the line in the final of the 400m Hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Holy Edwin Moses! That was bloody close – Thomas Barr coming within a whisker of winning an Olympic medal in the 400 metres hurdles, finishing fourth(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr runs in the Men’s 400m Hurdles final on Thursday. Photograph: Afp

1.25pm - Golf Both Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow have plenty of work to do after the opening round of the women’s golf competition. World amateu(...)

Thomas Barr: finished fourth in his semi-final, clocking 48.71 seconds. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

There was always going to be some element of luck needed for both Mark English and Thomas Barr if they were to make a World Championships final in the(...)