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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 highlightsEdit

2008 OlympicsEdit

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 GamesEdit

2004 Olympic GamesEdit

2002 Commonwealth GamesEdit

See alsoEdit


  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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