June 12,2014(ISN) – CANET-EN-ROUSILLON, France- Noemie Thomas of Richmond, B.C., was the top Canadian
Thursday with a fifth place finish in the women’s 50-m butterfly to conclude the
second of three stops on the Mare Nostrum swimming circuit.

Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark won the gold medal in 25.49 seconds with Arianna
Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas and Francesca Halsall of Britain tied for second
in 26.00.

Thomas, a silver medallist in the 100-m butterfly on Wednesday, finished in 26.59.

Canada has fielded a six-member squad for the annual European tour which concludes
Saturday and Sunday in Barcelona. The other Canadians competing are: Jeremy Bagshaw
and Keegan Zanatta of Victoria, Stefan Milosevic and Luke Peddie of Vancouver and
Arian Mainville of Montreal.