Thomas Barr produced a season best sub-49 seconds time in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League in London to claim third place in a high quality meet.

With a little over a fortnight to the 2018 European Athletics Championships, Barr picked a good time to run his fastest race of the season in 48.99.

Norway’s Karsten Warholm (47.65), runner-up four times this season, and Yasmani Copello of Turkey (48.44) finished ahead of the Waterford athlete, who crossed the line almost a second ahead of USA’s David Kendziera

Phil Healy had to settle for eighth place in the 100m semi-final at the Diamond League meet in London, almost half a second outside the national record she set last month.

In a race where Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered home in a time of 11.54 to comfortably book her place in the final, 24-year-old Healy never recovered from a sluggish start and crossed the line in a time of 11.58.

In Geneva last month she broke the Irish record with a blistering time of 11.28.

It has still been a memorable week for the Cork athlete, who became the first Irish female athlete to break 23 seconds in the 200m at the Cork City Sports on Tuesday.

Healy will be part of the 4x100m squad with a trio from the U20 team that race at 1:32pm tomorrow.