Moss Christie

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Moss Christie
Personal information
Full nameMaurice Froomes Christie
Nickname(s)"Moss"
National team Australia
Born(1902-11-26)26 November 1902
Sydney, New South Wales
Died19 December 1978(1978-12-19) (aged 76)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Maurice Froomes "Moss" Christie (26 November 1902 – 19 December 1978) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1920s who won a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Combining with Boy Charlton, Ernest Henry and Frank Beaurepaire, the Australians trailed the Americans home by almost nine seconds, in a race conducted in the River Seine. Christie had a disappointing campaign in the individual events, being eliminated in the heats of the 100-metre and 1500-metre freestyle and being disqualified for a false start in his heat of the 400-metre freestyle.

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  • Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. p. 89. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.