Ferrybank's Thomas Barr has been forced to pull out of the World Athletics Championships due to a stomach bug.
The athlete was due to compete in tonight's 400 metres hurdles semi-finals at the London Stadium but has had to withdraw after contracting a vomiting bug.
The bitterly disappointed Waterford man said: "I'm gutted to have to withdraw from today's semi final. I wasn't feeling great yesterday evening and later in the night I was hit with a bad bout of gastroenteritis.
Thomas Barr released a statement on Twitter.
"My whole year has been focused on the World Championships. The support yesterday was just brilliant and to not be able to go out and compete today for Ireland is beyond disappointing."
Thomas Barr was the only remaining Irish athlete on Day 4 of the Championships.
Thomas is gutted for all the fans that supported him yesterday and are traveling to support him today. He'll be back to fight another day. pic.twitter.com/jyTJ3Flgks
— Galvin Sports Mgmt. (@galvinsports) August 7, 2017