Olympic champion and triple Olympian and Mohamed Sbihi joins the Board of British Rowing as Athlete Director
The role provides insight and specialist knowledge of elite sport and the experience of being a high-performance athlete to the Board
Three-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist Mohamed ‘Moe’ Sbihi MBE has been appointed to the Board of British Rowing in the capacity of Athlete Director.
Mohamed graduated from the GB Rowing Team Start Programme, representing GB at Junior and U23 level from 2006-2008 before joining the men’s senior squad where he became a leading and established member of the team. He won bronze medals with the Men’s Eight at both the London 2012 Olympic Games and the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games. His Olympic gold medal came in the Men’s Four at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having also won three successive World Championship titles from 2013-2015.
Mohamed won numerous gold medals at World Rowing Cups throughout his career and is also a triple European Champion. Mohamed was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours list for services to rowing, and was selected as one of Team GB’s two flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
On his appointment, Mohamed said: “I am honoured and excited to be voted to the British Rowing Board as the new Athlete Director. I am excited to get involved and look forward to meeting the rest of the Board. I understand the importance of the role and the challenges the sport faces. The sport is changing and I want to help shape it – I have the experience and knowledge to help deliver a positive change.”
Mark Davies, Chair of British Rowing said: “Moe is going to bring lots of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge to the board and will be a real asset with his athlete mindset and voice. He is well respected by the current senior squads who have voted him into this position and we are looking forward to welcoming him onto the board’.
The Athlete Director is a member of the Board of British Rowing, elected by athletes who have represented Great Britain at the Olympic or Paralympic Games or World Championships during the most recent Olympiad. The role provides insight and specialist knowledge of elite sport and the experience of high-performance athletes to the Board.