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20/09/2021

Waterford's Thomas Barr in action in European final live on TV this evening

Waterford's Thomas Barr is putting the final touches to his preparation for Thursday evening's 400m hurdles final at European Championships in Berlin.

Olympian Barr looked in trouble early on in his semi-final on Tuesday as he slumped to fourth on the track, but he produced his usual strong finish to book an automatic final spot.

He finished second behind Yasmani Copello on Turkey. His time of 49.10 was the seventh-fastest of the qualified athletes from the semi-finals, sending him straight to Thursday's decider. 

You can watch Thomas in action in that final live on RTE 2 television at 7.30pm on Thursday.

The final is set to be a close contest as the fastest time from the semi-finals was 48.67 set by Norway's Karsten Warholm.

Thomas told David Gillick afterwards on RTE after Tuesday's semi-final showing that he was happy with the run and that he was looking forward to the final.

You can watch that post-race interview from the semi-final at the top of this article. 

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