Thomas Barr after his heat on Sunday morning at the World Championships in London. Photo: Inpho.
Waterford’s Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) has been forced to withdraw from tonight’s semi-final at the IAAF World Championships in London due to a vomiting bug.
The Waterford star is bitterly disappointed to be forced to withdraw from the championships and said: “I’m gutted to have to withdraw from today’s semi final. I wasn’t feeling great yesterday evening and later in the night I was hit with a bad bout of gastroenteritis.
“My whole year has been focused on the World Championships. The support yesterday was just brilliant and to not be able to go out and compete today for Ireland is beyond disappointing.”
Thomas finished fifth in yesterday’s first round heats in a time of 49.79 but was promoted to fourth after Mark McMaster was disqualified.