In 2014, Thomas Barr was a semi-finalist at the 2014 European Championships in the 400m hurdles.
Barr won gold in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 University Games (Summer Universiade) in Gwangju, South Korea with a time of 48.78 seconds.
On 15 August at the Olympics in Rio 2016, Barr finished second in his heat of the 400m hurdles in a season best time of 48.93. The following day he broke the Irish record and won his semi-final to qualify for the final in a time of 48.39. He finished fourth in the final, again breaking the Irish record with a time of 47.97.
Thomas is also famous for being the brother of our very own Rebecca Barr.
Look out for Thomas competing in world championships in August. Good luck!!