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Mohamad Alsabbagh
Triathlete
Date of birth July 19, 1990
Hometown Damascus, Syria
Residence Montréal, Canada
Languages English, French, Arabic
Nickname Mo
Height 171 cm
Weight 64 kg

Current goal

To represent Syria at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic distance triathlon (1,500 m swim; 40 km bike; 10 km run)

Career highlights

Event Location Date Distance and category Ranking
2019
Dakar ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Dakar, Senegal December 15, 2019 Sprint 10th
Bahrain ASTC Triathlon West Asian Championships division Bahrain, Bahrain December 4, 2019 Sprint 1st
Dakhla ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Dakhla, Morocco November 23, 2019 Sprint 5th
Formosa CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup Formosa, Argentina November 17, 2019 Sprint DNF
Aqaba ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup Aqaba, Jordan September 27, 2019 Olympic 14th
Agadir ATU Triathlon African Cup Agadir, Morocco September 14, 2019 Olympic 24th
Patras Mediterranean Beach Games Patras, Greece August 31, 2019 Aquathalon 4th
Magog CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup Magog, Canada July 14, 2019 Sprint 14th
Cholpon-Ata ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup and Central Asian Championships Cholpon-Ata City, Kyrgyzstan June 29, 2019 Sprint 9th
Gyeongju ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships Gyeongju, South Korea June 21, 2019 Olympic 13th
Accra ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Accra, Ghana June 7, 2019 Sprint 4th
Santa Marta CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup Santa Marta, Colombia June 1, 2019 Olympic DNF
Yasmine Hammamet ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Hammamet City, Tunisia May 1, 2019 Sprint 21st
Rabat ATU Triathlon African Cup Rabat, Morocco April 27, 2019 Olympic 12th
La Paz CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup La Paz, Mexico Date 31, 2019 Olympic 20th
Brasilia CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup Brasilia, Brazil March 17, 2019 Sprint 12th
Santos CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup São Paulo, Brazil March 10, 2019 Olympic LAP
2018
Dakar ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Dakar, Senegal December 9, 2018 Sprint 10th
Mariental ATU Triathlon African Cup Mariental, Namibia November 17, 2018 Olympic 7th
Agadir ATU Triathlon African Cup Agadir, Morocco November 3, 2018 Olympic 17th
Aqaba ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup and West Asian Championships Aqaba City, Jordan October 27, 2018 Olympic 11th
Murakami NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup Murakami, Japan September 30, 2018 Sprint 53rd
Palembang Asian Games Palembang, Indonesia September 1, 2018 Olympic DNF
Mt Mayon ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup Legazpi, Philippines August 12, 2018 Olympic 11th
Almaty ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup Almaty, Kazakhstan August 4, 2018 Sprint 13th
Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup Tiszaujvaros, Hungary July 7, 2018 Sprint 25th
Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup Larache, Morocco June 30, 2018 Sprint 35th
Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup Wuustwezel, Belgium June 23, 2018 Sprint 53rd
Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup Huatulco, Mexico June 10, 2018 Sprint 56th
Pan Arab Championship Sharm El Seikh, Egypt March 31, 2018 Sprint 3rd
NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup Rayong, Thailand March 24, 2018 Sprint 8th
CAMTRI American Cup Havana, Cuba February 25, 2018 Olympic 12th
2017
West Asian Championship Aqaba City, Jordan October 6, 2017 Sprint 3rd
ASTC Asian Championships Palembang, Indonesia July 22, 2017 Olympic 26th
CAMTRI Premium American Cup Ottawa, Canada June 17, 2017 Sprint 18th
NTT ASTC Asian Cup Subic Bay, Philippines April 30, 2017 Olympic 17th
CAMTRI American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship Bridgetown, Barbados April 23, 2017 Sprint 14th
2016
Aqaba ASTC West Asian Triathlon Championships Aqaba City, Jordan November 18, 2016 Senior Elite – Sprint 5th
Salinas ITU World Cup Salinas, Ecuador September 25, 2016 Men's Elite – Sprint 50th
Duathlon de Verdun – Coupe du Québec Verdun, Canada August 14, 2016 Senior Elite – Sprint 3rd
Triathlon ITU World Cup Montréal, Canada August 7, 2016 Senior Elite – Sprint 35th
Panamerican Elite Cup CAMTRI Ottawa, Canada July 23, 2016 Senior Elite – Olympic 12th
Triathlon de Victoriaville
– Série Grand Prix Finale A
Victoriaville, Canada July 2, 2016 Sprint Grand Prix 8th
Triathlon FBL Drummondville – Coupe du Québec Drummondville, Canada June 18, 2016 Senior Elite – Sprint 3rd
Triathlon ITU Asian Championship Hatsukaichi, Japan May 1, 2016 Senior Elite – Olympic 23rd
Triathlon ITU Asian Cup Subic-Bay, Philippines April 17, 2016 Senior Elite – Olympic 5th
2015
Mediterranean Beach Games Pescara, Italy September 4, 2015 Elite – Aquathlon 5th
Triathlon FBL Drummondville – Coupe du Québec Drummondville, Canada June 13, 2016 Senior Elite – Olympic 1st
Triathlon de Verdun – Coupe du Québec Verdun, Canada August 9, 2015 Sprint – Grand Prix 6th
TriMemphré – Panamerican Elite Cup CAMTRI Magog, Canada July 25, 2015 Senior Elite – Sprint, M-Elite 22nd
Triathlon de Victoriaville
– Série Grand Prix Finale A
Victoriaville, Canada June 27, 2015 Sprint Grand Prix 4th
Older
Triathlon de Trois-Rivières – Coupe du Québec Trois-Rivières, Canada June 22, 2013 Senior Elite – Sprint, M-Elite 3rd
Triathlon de Québec – Coupe du Québec Québec City, Canada July 24, 2011 Senior Elite – Sprint, M-Elite 4th
Aquathlon Asian Cup Mekong River, Thailand March 30, 2008 Junior Elite – Aquathlon 1st
Triathlon Asian Cup Burabay, Kazakhstan July 15, 2007 Junior Elite – Sprint 3rd

Career details

Occupation Triathlon and swim coach
Clubs Phoenix Triathlon Club LaSalle and YMCA Downtown Montreal Masters’ Club
Education
  • University studies in Physical Education in Syria, and in Montreal at Concordia University.
  • Currently on hold to focus on Olympic goal
Personal mantra Never give up
Proudest moment When I worked with my first athlete to help him complete his first-ever triathlon. It was an amazing and rewarding moment. I was so proud of him and of what we had accomplished as a team.
Best sporting moment Finishing 1st at the 2008 Junior Elite Asian Cup Aquathlon in Thailand. What a great sense of accomplishment
Hobbies & interests Going out with friends, enjoying a good cup of coffee, reading and watching movies

Volunteering

Event Role
Jeux de Québec 2016 Coached and mentored adolescents participating in the triathlon; supervised the athletes overnight
McGill 2015 Cross-Country Meet Helped set up the course; provided first-aid assistance, which included caring for a participant who had fainted at the finish line
Verdun Triathlon Québec Cup Helped set up the transition area; distributed water to athletes during the race; guided children aged 7 or 8 through the transition area and helped them move from swim-to-bike-to-run

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