Moss Burmester

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Moss Burmester
Medal record
Men’s swimming
Representing  New Zealand
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2008 Manchester 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai 200 m butterfly
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne[1] 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne 100 m butterfly

Moss James Burmester (born 19 June 1981) is a New Zealand swimmer and diver. His specialist event is the 200m butterfly in which he holds the Commonwealth record of 1:54.35 set at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Burmester was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He grew up in Tauranga and received his education at Otumoetai College.[2] His career highlights in the 200m butterfly are 4th at the 2008 Olympics and gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he set a Commonwealth Games record of 1:56.64.

He was the bronze medallist in the 100m butterfly at the 2006 Commonwealth Games with a time of 52.73 and set a New Zealand record of 52.37 when qualifying for New Zealand's 2008 Olympic team.

After he retired from swimming, he became an unassisted diver.

Career highlights[edit]

2008 Olympics[edit]

In the 200m butterfly final, Burmester led for the first 50m, slipped to second behind Michael Phelps for the middle 100m and finished 4th equal, setting a Commonwealth record of 1:54.35.[3]

2006 Commonwealth Games[edit]

2004 Olympic Games[edit]

2002 Commonwealth Games[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  2. ^ Dunham, David (28 December 2006). "TOP STORY: Moss is our pick for 2006". Bay of Plenty Times. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Norquay, Kevin (13 August 2008). "Blazing Burmester sparks up NZ Games team". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Men's 200m Butterfly Final - Result, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
  5. ^ Men's 100m Butterfly Final - Result, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
  6. ^ 2002 Commonwealth Games - Medals Tally by Sport

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