MONTE CARLO – Jeremy Bagshaw and Faith Knelson of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre- Victoria grazed the podium on Sunday at the third and final stop on the Mare Nostrum swimming circuit.
Knelson was fourth in the women’s 50-m breaststroke in 31.36. Yulia Efimova of Russia won gold in 30.17, Molly Hannis of the U.S. the silver in 30.63 and Macarena Ceballos of Argentina, the bronze in 30.76.
Of note, Knelson won the 100-m breaststroke B final in 1:07.49, which would have been worth the silver medal in the main final. Unfortunately she had ranked 10th in the morning prelims just 0.2 seconds from a berth in the A final.
Bagshaw was also fourth in the men’s 200-m freestyle in 1:51.06. Katsuhiro Matsumoto of Japan won the gold in 1:48.73, Welson Sim of Malaysia was second in 1:49.54 and Kyle Stolk of the Netherlands third in 1:49.77.
Danielle Hanus of HPC –Victoria reached three finals. She posted a fifth place finish in the women’s 200-m butterfly in 2:12.59 and sixth place results in the 100-m butterfly (1:00.17) and 50-m backstroke (28.69).
Jade Hannah of Halifax reached two finals placing fifth in both the women’s 200-m backstroke in 2:15.75 and 100-m backstroke in 1:02.02.
Knelson was also seventh in the 200-m breaststroke in 2:30.10.
The Mare Nostrum is an annual three-stop one-week circuit with stop also in Barcelona and Canet-en-Rousillon, France.