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European Championships: Ireland’s Ciara Mageean wins first major title at 32

In the morning session, another member of Ireland’s gold medal quartet from Friday, Thomas Barr, continued his impressive championships by reaching the 400m hurdles semi-finals.

Barr, who won bronze in the hurdles event at the 2018 championships, was the fastest of the competitors in the first round as he won his heat in a season’s best of 49.31 seconds.

The Waterford man, 31, will now join the seeded athletes in Monday’s semi-finals.

Mark Smyth and Nicola Tuthill progressed from their opening qualifiers in Sunday morning’s session.

Raheny Shamrocks sprinter Smyth clocked a 200m season’s best of 20.93 seconds in the morning heats to progress to the semi-finals, where he improved that time to 20.86 as he missed out on qualifying for the final.

Tuthill, 20, was seventh of the 12 qualifiers for Monday’s hammer final after producing a best throw of 69.85m with her final effort.

North Belfast athlete Emily Haggard-Kearney finished 64th in the women’s half marathon in 1:17.04 – 30 places behind Shona Heaslip who clocked 1:12.19, while Hiko Tonosa took 43rd in the men’s event in 1:05.42.