Anthony Mosse
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Mosse in 2017
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Robin Le Clerc Mosse
NationalityNew Zealander
Born (1964-10-29) 29 October 1964 (age 57)
Hong Kong
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
CountryNew Zealand
College teamStanford 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.


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[1][4] 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.[1] 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.[1][5] 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.[3] 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 appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to swimming.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Medalists" (PDF). International Swimming Hall of Fame. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Results of the 1983 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 7 July 1983. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Anthony Mosse". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Results of the 1985 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 30 August 1985. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Results of the 1987 Universiade" (PDF). USA Swimming. 14 July 1987. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  6. ^ "No. 51774". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 17 June 1989. p. 32.
Awards Preceded byIan Ferguson and Paul MacDonald Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee 19861989 Succeeded byPaul MacDonald Preceded byBruce Kendall Succeeded byGary Anderson