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Mohamad Alsabbagh
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
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
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
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
Mediterranean Beach Games Pescara, Italy September 4, 2015 Elite – Aquathlon 5th
Triathlon de Verdun – Coupe du Québec Verdun, Canada August 9, 2015 Sprint – Grand Prix 6th
Triathlon FBL Drummondville – Coupe du Québec Drummondville, Canada June 13, 2016 Senior Elite – Olympic 1st
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
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
  • 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


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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