Anthony Mosse

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Anthony Mosse
Personal information
Full name Anthony Robin LeClerc Mosse
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1964-10-29) 29 October 1964 (age 52)
Hong Kong
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
College team Stanford University

Anthony Robin Le Clerc Mosse, MBE (born 29 October 1964 in Hong Kong), is a former New Zealand swimmer who competed at two Summer Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games. He won one Olympic bronze medal, as well as two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Biography[edit]

Mosse was the standard bearer for New Zealand competitive swimming through the 1980s. He swam at his first Commonwealth Games, in Brisbane, Australia in 1982, when he was 17. At the 1983 Summer Universiade in Edmonton, Mosse won a bronze medal in the 200-metre butterfly. He also finished 5th in the 100-metre butterfly.[1][2] At the Los Angeles Olympics, he made the final in his two butterfly events.[3]

At the 1985 Summer Universiade in Kobe, Mosse won a silver medal in the 200-metre butterfly. He also finished 5th in the 100-metre butterfly[4][5] At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, he won gold and silver and in the same year was second in the 200m butterfly final at the World Championships.[6] At the 1987 Summer Universiade in Zagreb, Mosse won a gold medal in the 200-metre butterfly, and a silver medal in the 100-metre butterfly.[7][8] Mosse developed his career in the United States but continued to swim for New Zealand, gaining a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.[9] He rounded out his career when he won the 200m butterfly at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Mosse gained a BA(Hons) from Stanford University in 1989 and later completed an MBA at the same university. He and his American wife have two children. He is now a merchant banker in San Francisco, but continues to be involved in swimming and is a regular commentator for TVNZ (including Beijing, 2008).

In the 1989 Queen's Birthday Honours, Mosse was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to swimming.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Universiade history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Results of the 1983 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 7 July 1983. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  4. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Universiade history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Results of the 1985 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 30 August 1985. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  6. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in World Championships history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Universiade history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Results of the 1987 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 14 July 1987. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  10. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 51774, 16 June 1989. Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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Awards
Preceded by
Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald
Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
1986
1989
Succeeded by
Paul MacDonald
Preceded by
Bruce Kendall
Succeeded by
Gary Anderson