Thomas Barr - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Records, Height
Thomas Barr is an Irish track and field athlete who competes in sprints and hurdles. He previously competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and finished fourth in the final breaking the Irish record with a time of 47.97. He performed well throughout the competition and continued to break the Irish records for the 400m hurdles with each game and did the best in his season. He has made Ireland very proud as he comes second in his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
What is Thomas Barr Famous For?
- Thomas Barr is a track and field athlete.
- Barr is famous for competing at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, and the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Who are the Parents of Thomas Barr?
Thomas Barr took birth on 24 July 1992 which makes him the present age of 30 as of 2023. He is from Dunmore East in Waterford, Ireland. He holds Irish nationality and his ethnicity is Irish-White. He is the son of Tommy and Martina Barr. He is the younger brother of Irish Olympic track athlete Jessie Barr. He also has a sister Becky. He has faith in Christianity religion.
Regarding his education, he attended Killea boys primary school and De la Salle school, Waterford. Later, he went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Sports Performance at the University of Limerick.
Thomas Barr Career Timeline
- Thomas Barr was a semi-finalist at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in the 400-meter hurdles in the year 2014. He finished 3rd at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix as part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League in 2015. At the 2015 World University Games (Summer Universiade) in Gwangju, South Korea, he won gold in the 400 meters with a time of 48.78 seconds.
- He finished second in his heat of the 400m hurdles in a season-best time of 48.93 on 15th August at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- He broke the Irish record and won his semi-final to qualify for the final in a time of 48.39 on 16th August. He finished fourth in the final, again breaking the Irish record with a time of 47.97.
- He was forced to withdraw from the 400m hurdles semi-final heats at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics after a bout of gastroenteritis in August 2017. After a year, he won bronze in the 400m hurdles at the 2018 European Athletics Championships with a season-best time of 48.31 on 9th August which was his second-fastest time ever.
- He comes second in his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. He made waves at the Japan National Stadium and secured his place in the semi-finals of the event.
Thomas Barr Awards and Achievements
- Named the European Athlete of the Month in April 2015
- Part of a national relay record and having the world-best time in the 400-meter hurdles
- Named as the 2016 Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards on 30 November 2016
Thomas Barr Records
- Holds the Irish national record in the 400-meter hurdles
- Part of the relay team that set the Irish national record in the 4 × 400 meters relay in 2014
Who is Thomas Barr's Girlfriend?
Thomas Barr is an unmarried man and he is single at present. Previously, he was in a relationship before the 2016 Rio Olympics. with his beautiful girlfriend, Kelly. His partner, Kelly is into meditation and mindfulness who always encourages Thomas to practice meditation. Sadly, the couple broke up before the Summer Games. At present, he prefers to stay quiet about his personal life, he did admit that the heartbreak was difficult for him and that he struggled with it in the run-up to the competition. He is focused on his career. His sexual orientation is straight.
How much is Thomas Barr's Net Worth?
Thomas Barr is a track and field athlete whose net worth is estimated to have $1.5 million as of January 2023. His main source of wealth comes from his athletic career. He is making an annual salary of thousands of dollars from his professional career. He is living a cool lifestyle right now. Details about his property are still to get unfold yet. He owns a Skoda. He is also making a cool sum of money via sponsorship and endorsement deals. New Balance is his biggest sponsor.
How tall is Thomas Barr?
Thomas Barr is 1.83 m tall or 6 feet with a slim and athletic body type. His body weight measures 69 KG. Being an athlete, Thomas maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercise. He has gray hair color with a pair of pale green eyes. He has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. He has a wide smile.
Trivias About Thomas Barr You Need To Know.
- His idol is Paul O’Connell.
- He watch a bit of rugby.
- In his spare time, he rent a garage and tinker away with cars.
- Working on cars is like meditation for him.