Mohamed Sbihi

 Mohamed Sbihi

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016
At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials, Moe and Alex Gregory won the men's pair event for a second successive year. It was Moe's third consecutive victory at the event. He raced in the men's eight throughout the 2015 season, winning a silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, and gold at the second and third World Cup events. After a closely fought final at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, the eight emerged victorious – two tenths of a second clear of European champions, Germany, who took silver.

Moe, together with Andrew Triggs Hodge, Alex Gregory and George Nash, formed a 'new look' men's four at the start of the 2014 racing season.  The crew won gold at the European Championships in Belgrade, the Rowing World Cup in Aiguebelette and the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne.  They arrived at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam unbeaten, having dominated their event all season.  During the Championships they were never really challenged and, with power and technical superiority, led the final from the off. They produced devastating pace in the third quarter to move out to clear water and reclaim the title won by GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Throughout the 2013 season Moe raced in the men's eight, winning gold at the Sydney and Eton Dorney World Cup regattas and finishing fourth in Lucerne.  The culmination of the 2013 season for this crew was winning an historic gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012
Moe rowed in the men’s eight in each of the four years of the London Olympiad.

During the 2012 World Cup Series the men's eight won silver in Belgrade and Lucerne and bronze in Munich, then rounded off the season with an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 Games in London.

During the 2011 World Cup Series the men's eight took a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne. At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, they won a silver medal after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia.  Germany won the gold.

At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Moe won a fine silver medal in the eight.  This was an excellent step on for the crew, who were only six-tenths of a second behind the reigning world champions, Germany, as they crossed the line.

In 2009 Moe gained a place in the senior men's eight for the first two World Cup regatta, taking bronze in both Banyoles and Munich.  He then represented GB in the pair with James Foad at the 2009 World U23 Championships in Racice, finishing 8th.

Beijing 2008 Olympiad: 2005 – 2008
In 2008, during his first U23 year, Moe won a bronze medal in the men's four at the World U23 Championships.  He went on to race in the second men's four at the 2008 World Cup in Lucerne before taking 6th place in the four at the World U23 Championships that year.

Moe competed in the Youth Olympic Festival in Australia in January 2007 where he won gold in the men's four and two silvers, one in the men's pair and one in the men's eight.

He was a 2006 World Junior Championship finalist in the men's pair, finishing 5th, and in that year won all the pairs' trials he entered.  He also had the fastest 2km ergo test time of any junior trialist.  He won gold at the 2006 Great Britain Indoor Rowing Championships, this time in the U18 category.

Moe is a graduate of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme.  He was originally discovered in 2003 when he was tested at his school, the Hollyfield School in Surbiton. That year he won gold at the Great Britain Indoor Rowing Championships in the U15 category.

Beyond the Boat

Moe’s interests include football, particularly Arsenal FC, basketball, film and music.

He is a practising Muslim and can speak a dialect of Arabic; he regularly visits his family in Morocco.

Moe is grateful to his former coach, Sue McNuff for her patience in teaching him everything he now knows about rowing.

Moe is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Current Address: Surbiton
Home Town: Surbiton
Region(s): Surrey
Personal information
Date of Birth: 27th March 1988
Height: 203cm
Education: Hollyfield School, St Mary's University College
Rowing information
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Boat: Men's Eight
Role: Rower

Jürgen Grobler

Learnt to Row: Molesey Boat Club with GB Rowing's World Class Start Programme
Original Club(s): Molesey Boat Club
Original Coach(es):

Sue McNuff, Neasa Folan

GB Competitive Record
This Season's Results
World Cup III - Lucerne Gold M8+
World Cup II - Varese Gold M8+
Olympic Games
2012 Bronze M8+
World Rowing Championships
2015 Gold M8+
2014 Gold M4-
2013 Gold M8+
2011 Silver M8+
2010 Silver M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2009 8th M2-
2008 6th M4-
2007 Bronze M4-
World Rowing Junior Championships
2006 5th M2-
European Rowing Championships
2015 Silver M8+
2014 Gold M4-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2013, 2014, 2015 1st M2-
2012 5th M2-
2011 5th M2-