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In Conversation with….Mohamed Sbihi


London, (The Muslim News):

Say the word rowing to most sport enthusiasts and the Oxbridge boat race and household names
like Sir Steven Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell come to mind but in this
summer’s Olympic Games look out for a name not usually associated with the sport look out for the
name Mohamed, Mohamed Sbihi to be exact.

So what made the youth of Moroccan decent veer away from football, middle and long distance
running sports more linked with young men of North African origin, and instead chose a sport
thought of as white-middle class and in all honesty, elitist? What does it take to be world class
rower? Does he welcome the pressure of competing at home?

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