Thomas Barr took the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the European Championships, finishing third in Berlin.

The race was won by Karsten Warholm, with Yasmani Copello in second. Norway's Warholm came from behind on the finishing stretch to take Copello of Turkey on the line - Capello threw the sunglasses he was wearing onto the track in disgust after the finish.

Barr left himself with a lot to do, with a slow semi-final performance leaving him running on the outside in lane eight.

This means he couldn't see what the other athletes were doing, but he took it in his stride as he ran to his first major championship medal.

The 26-year-old from Ferrybank Athletics Club in Waterford was put under the pressure by France's Ludvy Valliant around the final turn, but a strong finish put him on the podium.

Barr ran a season's best 48.31, which is also the fastest he has run since finishing fourth in the 2016 Olympic final in Rio.

"It hasn't sunk in," he smiled, speaking to RTÉ Sport afterwards. "I felt so relaxed beforehand and I knew it would take close to a personal best and I pulled it out on the day. There's so much Irish support here, I couldn't ask for more.

"I had prepared for Warholm to come up on my shoulder as early as hurdle three, so I wasn't fazed. I didn't see him come into my peripheral until seven, and Copello, I saw the French lad, but I knew I could reel him in."

Barr on the finishing straight, ahead of France's Ludvy Valliant

"I knew I'd have to run 48-low to win a medal and I knew I had it in me - I was nervous this morning and as the day went on I got more and more relaxed. Thank you to everyone who came out to support - I hope I made it worthwhile."

Barr's is the first ever Irish male medal winner in a sprint event at European level in the 84-year history of these championships.

Later in the evening. Leon Reid came home in seventh place in the 200m final. His time was 20.37, just outside the Irish record. 

"I thought my start was really good but I didn't have the legs to finish it off," was Reid's immediate reaction when he spoke to RTÉ Sport afterwards.

"My time wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I wanted a PB. It's not good enough. I need to be in the mix, I don't want to be seventh but it is what it is for now I suppose."

World champion Ramil Guliyev took home the gold in a time of 19.76, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake taking silver in 20.04 and Switzerland's Alex Wilson third.   

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Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has qualified in first place for Sunday's pommel-horse final.

Already a junior European medalist, World Cup and 2018 Commonwealth pommel-horse champion, McClenaghan scored a personal best of 15.266.

Adam Steele, Ireland’s only all-round gymnast, had a solid competition hitting 78.332 and ranking 13th in his first major championships.

Team-mate Andrew Smith had an unlucky error in his first tumbling pass in an otherwise world-class routine scoring 13.566 on floor.