For all sports fans the Olympics are one of the highlights of the year, even when many of the events are on in the middle of the night. As well as Irish silver medals in rowing and sailing, Thomas Barr finished 4th in the 400m hurdles final. He is Ireland´s first hurdler to even reach an Olympic final in 84 years since this event was won by Bob Tisdall of Tipperary in the 1932 Olympics. Dervla O´Rourke was ireland´s most recent top class hurdler getting a silver in the 2010 Europeans.
Videos of various Rio Athletics events
Rio Sprint hurdles-Men’s final Women’s Final
All Athletics results here.
See how the Olympic high jump champion gets himself over the bar
Relay runners should watch the 4 x 100m olympic final replays men´s 2012 and women´s 2012. Some good slow motion replays here from 2016 Olympics showing how things can go wrong in the relay. This video also includes Thomas Barr´s 400m hurdles final (at 25 min mark).
Olympic Puzzles
Interesting article on conditions faced by track athletes at the Olympics.
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