Thomas Barr is through to the men's 400 metre hurdles semi-final in Doha.
The Waterford athlete set a time of 49:41 to finish second in Heat 1 behind reigning world champion Karsten Warholm of Norway.
It was more than enough for the 27-year-old to advance to the next stage, as the Top 4 in his heat qualified.
"They'll be dropping a couple of gears tomorrow. I'm quietly confident."
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) September 27, 2019
Onwards to Semi-Final
Only four athletes set a faster time than Barr in the four qualifying heats.
The semi-finals will take place at 4:05pm Irish time on Saturday, and the final on Monday.
Meanwhile, Michelle Finn finished ninth in her Women's 3000 metre steeplechase heat.
The Cork athlete set a time of 9:47:44. Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech led the way in the heat in a time of 9:18:01.
On Saturday, Donegal's Mark English's 800 metre heat takes place at 5:36pm Irish time.
And at 9.30pm Irish time, it's the turn of Brendan Boyce in the 50km race walk final.