Story: Swimming

Moss Burmester, 2008

Moss Burmester, 2008

Disappointment registers on Moss Burmester's face as he turns to check his placing in the men's 200-metre final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Despite swimming the race of his life, he came fourth. He is one of a number of New Zealand swimmers to have narrowly missed out on Olympic medals.

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John McBeth, 'Swimming - International success', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by John McBeth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015