Tanya Moss
Born (1964-02-12) 12 February 1964 (age 58)
Auckland, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Notable work
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Spouse(s)Kevin Barry
ChildrenJordyn, Mitchell, Taylor

Tania (Tanya) Roxanne Moss (born 12 February 1964 in Auckland) is a New Zealand former gymnast who competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She performed in rhythmic gymnastics.[1] She is a multi-time New Zealand and Australasian Champion. In 1983 she was ranked #2 in the Commonwealth. She also won the New Zealand Gymnast of the year 6 times. On her retirement from competitive gymnastics she went on to coach one of the top clubs in the country and had many national champions and national representatives from her club, Xtreme Rhythmix. Tanya travelled extensively for New Zealand either as a coach or judge for various national teams.

Personal life

She is married to another New Zealand Olympian, a silver-medalist in the light-heavyweight boxing division, Kevin Barry.[2] They met at the 1984 Olympic Games.[3] They first resided in Auckland, where they moved soon after their wedding. They currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, after leaving New Zealand in June 2004.

Moss had three children with Barry, Jordyn (Daughter) and Mitchell & Taylor (twin sons). Mitchell and Taylor both played American Football for their high school and Nevada Spartans, but Taylor turned his attention to full time training alongside Kevin. Moss now resides with the boxers that Kevin and Taylor train, including WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker, IBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Umar Salamov and Polish heavyweight boxer Izu Ugonoh. Moss does not care for the sport of boxing herself.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Top Kiwi marriages made in sport". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ Barclay, Chris (8 July 2016). "Solitary Kiwi gymnast at Los Angeles Olympics rapt for Rio-bound Courtney McGregor". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Tanya Moss-Barry rolls with the punches as boxing dominates former gymnast's life". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Boxing: Heat goes back on Barry". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2017.