Mohamed Sbihi Profile Picture

Mohamed Sbihi MBE

Rower - Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 27th Mar 1988 (31 years old)
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Height: 203.00
Hometown: Surbiton

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Intro

A powerful and imposing presence at 6’6” tall, Olympic champion Mohamed ‘Moe’ Sbihi has established himself as one of the leading figures in the men’s squad.

Sbihi is a graduate of the GB Rowing Team Start programme. Known to all in the rowing world as Moe, he completed his collection of international titles as part of the men’s four that won gold at Rio 2016. That followed on from three successive World Championships titles, plus two European crowns.

Moe, who represented GB at Junior and U23 level, also won a bronze medal with the men’s eight at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2017, Sbihi was ever present in the men’s four, winning two golds and a silver at the World Cup regattas, followed by a bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton behind Australia and Italy.

On The Water

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

After being crowned World Champion in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Moe completed a golden Olympiad at Rio 2016 as he helped GB secure a fifth successive Olympic men’s four title.

He teamed up with Alex Gregory, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis to power to victory on a fantastic Friday on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, beating Australia by three-quarters of a length.

It completed an unbeaten season for Moe, which started as he won the GB Rowing Team Trials with Gregory for a third successive year. The four made a winning debut at the European Championships in Brandenburg, securing gold in choppy conditions, but Louloudis was unable to race at the Lucerne World Cup due to illness.

Callum McBrierty took his place in the boat as the four won a dramatic gold, pipping Australia on the line. Louloudis returned for the Poznan World Cup, where GB maintained their unbeaten record for 2016 by finishing a length clear of World Champions Italy.

Moe had started the Rio Olympiad in the eight and helped to secure a historic first-ever World Championship gold for a British crew in Chungju in 2013.

In 2014, he was selected for the men’s four for the first time in six years but it was a move that proved tremendously successful as Moe, Gregory, Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Nash remained unbeaten throughout the season.  After securing a first European Championships title of his career, Moe also won gold at the World Cups in Aiguebelette and Lucerne before the four produced an outstanding clear-water victory at the World Championships in Amsterdam.

An enthralling 2015 saw Moe return to the eight and, along with his crew-mates, enjoy a season-long battle with Germany. After having to settle for silver at the European Championships, GB won World Cup gold in Varese and Lucerne by fractions of a second. The drama continued at the World Championships in Aiguebelette as GB edged out their rivals by two-tenths of a second to claim gold for a third successive year.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

When Moe won men’s eight bronze at London 2012, he was one of six Team GB medallists to come through the GB Rowing Team Start Programme – the ground-breaking talent identification and development initiative supported by National Lottery funding.

He first gained a place in the senior men’s eight in 2009 and won two World Cup bronze medals. He finished the season in the men’s pair with James Foad, finishing eighth at the World U23s in Racice.

Moe spent the remainder of the London Olympiad in the men’s eight, starting with an impressive 2010 that saw the GB crew win gold and two bronze medals in the World Cup series before securing a fine silver at the World Championships in New Zealand.

They repeated that achievement the following year in Bled, rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia to once again finish runners-up to Germany.

World Cup silver in Belgrade and Lucerne, plus bronze in Munich, saw the GB men’s eight go into the London 2012 Olympics among the medal favourites and they went on to claim bronze behind Germany and Canada.

GB Competitive Record

Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Gold M4-
London 2012 Bronze M8+
Olympic Games:
Rio de Janeiro 2016
M4-
Olympic Games:
London 2012
M8+
World Rowing Championships
2018 Bronze M8+
2017 Bronze M4-
2015 Gold M8+
2014 Gold M4-
2013 Gold M8+
2011 Silver M8+
2010 Silver M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2018
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2015
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2013
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2011
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2010
M8+
European Rowing Championships
2017 5th M4-
2016 Gold M4-
2015 Silver M8+
2014 Gold M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2016
M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2015
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2018 Belgrade Silver M8+
2017 Lucerne Gold M4-
2017 Poznan Silver M4-
2017 Belgrade Gold M4-
2016 Poznan Gold M4-
2016 Lucerne Gold M4-
2015 Lucerne Gold M8+
2015 Varese Gold M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Lucerne
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2009 8th M2-
2008 6th M4-
2007 Bronze M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2009
8th
M2-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2008
6th
M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2007
M4-
World Rowing Junior Championships
2006 5th M2-
World Rowing Junior Championships:
2006
5th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2013 – 2016 1st M2-
2012 5th M2-
2011 5th M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2013 – 2016
1st
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2012
5th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2011
5th
M2-

More Info

Moe was first identified as a potential Olympian in 2003, while still a pupil at Hollyfield School in Surbiton, and won U15 gold at the Great Britain Indoor Rowing Championships later that year.

After setting the fastest 2km ergo test time of any junior trialist, Moe was selected for the men’s pair at the 2006 World Junior Championships and finished fifth alongside Charles Cousins.

A breakthrough 2007 saw Moe win men’s four gold and two silvers at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, then make his senior debut in the four at the World Cup in Amsterdam before winning bronze in the four at the World U23 Championships in Glasgow.

Moe also finished sixth in the men’s four at the following year’s U23 Championships in Brandenburg.

ClubSquadCoach
Molesey Boat ClubMen’s SquadJürgen Grobler
Club:
Molesey Boat Club
Squad:
Men’s Squad
Coach:
Jürgen Grobler
Learnt to rowOriginal ClubOriginal Coach(es)
Molesey Boat Club with the GB Rowing Team Start ProgrammeMolesey Boat ClubSue McNuff, Neasa Folan
Learnt to row:
Molesey Boat Club with the GB Rowing Team Start Programme
Original Club:
Molesey Boat Club
Original Coach(es):
Sue McNuff, Neasa Folan

 

 

Beyond The Boat

Moe was a sporty youngster and tried his hand at football and tennis before being identified as a potential rowing champion.  He is a keen basketball fan and an Arsenal FC supporter, with his other interests being film and music.

English born of Moroccan descent, Moe can speak a dialect of Arabic and regularly visits his family in Tangiers.

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

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal Information

Current Address Home Town Surrey
Surbiton Surbiton Surrey
Current Address:
Surbiton
Home Town:
Surbiton
Surrey:
Surrey
Date of Birth Height
27 March 1988 203cm
Date of Birth:
27 March 1988
Height:
203cm
Education
Hollyfield School, St. Mary’s University College
Education:
Hollyfield School, St. Mary’s University College

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Bronze M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Gold M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Silver M8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver M8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Bronze M8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Silver M8+
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver M8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Bronze M4-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M4-
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Silver M4-
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
5 M4-
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M4-
2016 Olympic Games Regatta
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Gold M4-
2016 World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
Gold M4-
2016 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M4-
2016 European Rowing Championships
Brandenburg, GER
Gold M4-
2015 World Rowing Championships
Aiguebelette, FRA
Gold M8+
2015 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M8+
2015 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Gold M8+
2015 European Rowing Championships
Poznan, POL
Silver M8+
2014 World Rowing Championships
Amsterdam, NED
Gold M4-
2014 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze M8+
2014 World Rowing Cup II
Aiguebelette, FRA
Gold M4-
2014 European Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M4-
2013 World Rowing Championships
Chungju, KOR
Gold M8+
2013 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 M8+
2013 World Rowing Cup II
Eton, GBR
Gold M8+
2013 World Rowing Cup I
Sydney, AUS
Gold M8+
2012 Olympic Games
London, GBR
Bronze M8+
2012 World Rowing Cup III
Munich, GER
Bronze M8+
2012 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver M8+
2012 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver M8+
2011 World Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Silver M8+
2011 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze M8+
2011 World Rowing Cup I
Munich, GER
Silver M8+
2010 World Rowing Championships
Karapiro, NZL
Silver M8+
2010 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze M8+
2010 World Rowing Cup II
Munich, GER
Bronze M8+
2010 World Rowing Cup I
Bled, SLO
Gold M8+
2009 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Silver BM2-
2009 World Rowing Cup II
Munich, GER
Bronze M8+
2009 World Rowing Cup I
Banyoles, ESP
Bronze M8+
2008 World Rowing U
Brandenburg, GER
6 BM4-
2007 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Bronze BM4-
2007 World Rowing Cup II
Amsterdam, NED
Gold M4-
2006 World Rowing Junior Championships
Amsterdam, NED
5 JM2-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2016
Event:
Olympic Games RegattaRio de Janeiro, BRA
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2016
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsBrandenburg, GER
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIVarese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2015
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAmsterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2014
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsChungju, KOR
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIEton, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup ISydney, AUS
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2012
Event:
Olympic GamesLondon, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsBled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Cup IMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsKarapiro, NZL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2009
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
BM2-
Year:
2009
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2009
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBanyoles, ESP
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2008
Event:
World Rowing UBrandenburg, GER
Position:
6
Boat:
BM4-
Year:
2007
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
BM4-
Year:
2007
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIAmsterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2006
Event:
World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsAmsterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
JM2-